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Reengineering the Patent Examination Process: Two Suggestions

Re my previous post about suggestions to eliminate substantive patent examination, I was just made aware of D.C. Toedt, “Reengineering the Patent Examination Process: Two Suggestions,” 81 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 462 (1999). This is based on Toedt’s suggestion in 1994 “that the PTO steal two ideas from the SEC:

  • Suggestion 1: create a convertible “low end” patent (CLEP)
  • Suggestion 2: conduct examinations as administrative trials.

Check it out. Email me with any comments.

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