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Analyzing Vastly Different First Action Final Rejection Outcomes Following Recent Policy Change (Part II)By: Julie Burke, Ph.D.on September 25, 2020 at 11:15 am Publication: IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The USPTO recently revised Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) Section 706.07(b) to retroactively impose a first action final rejection (FAFR) policy that significantly reduces patent applicants’ options (MPEP, E9R10.2019. Fed. Reg. Vol. 85, No. 133 page 41,571). In Part 1 of this tw  Read More>>

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