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Archived updates for Friday, October 27, 2006

FYI on USPTO Petitions Branch Backlog

This just in from Bob Bell on October 26, 2006:
The Petitions Examiner told me that as of January 2006, they have "taken over" all petitions responsibilites form the groups. Formerly, simple petitions, like a Petition to Withdraw, were handled by the Group Director, or even the SPE. Now EVERYTHING goes to Petitions Branch. She said that they are still working on Petitions from 2005. It is backed up.
More on "Petitions Practice within the USPTO on Patent Matters."
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I filed a petition to withdraw a holding of abandoment due to a PTO error. It took them two years to even consider it.

I should have just coughed up 1300 bucks and blamed the abandonment on myself... I would have had the problem resolved much quicker. Funny how money talks in the USPTO, isn't it?

October 27, 2006 6:35 PM  
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