Future US information disclosure practice

FUTURE US INFORMATION DISCLOSURE PRACTICE

USPTO Request for Comments: Leveraging Electronic Resources To Retrieve Information From Applicant’s Other Applications and Streamline Patent Issuance    

The US Patent Office has requested comments on a proposal to automate the citation of prior art from corresponding applications in other countries, by leveraging electronic resources such as the Global Dossier. This would relieve applicants of a significant burden. CIPA's Patents Committee strongly welcomes this, and has sent the below response.

Download the full consultation response here.