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Archived updates for Thursday, December 23, 2004

A&B Patent Office Practice Update

According to this month's "Patent Offiice Practice Update" from Alston & Bird
  1. Claims for priority can be considered an incorporation by reference.
  2. Concurrently filed preliminary amendments are now part of the original disclosure.
  3. References to prior applications may be in multiple sentences.
  4. Information disclosure statements now must list U.S. patents and application publications separately.
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