Acting Patent Commissioner Focarino recently reported on the rising use of the Patent Office Electronic Filing System (EFS) for filing patent applications. Kudos to the PTO on a system that works well! (The graph below is built from Commissioner Focarino's data).
- I wonder how electronic filing impacts prosecution speed and quality?
- Great article on Biotech 101 (i.e., subject matter patentability of biotech) by Philip McGarrigle and Vern Norviel. It is pre-bilski, but considers many of the same issues. http://www.chtlj.org/pdf/24-2_McGarrigle.pdf.
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