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Proposed changes to RCE processing

Posted Thursday, November 5, 2009 by Jim Ruttler

The patent office is planning to implement new changes to handling of RCEs. Currently, upon receiving a final rejection, it is possible to file a request for continued examination (RCE) and receive a new non-final look at the claims. This will continue to be the case under the new rules, but the time frame for receiving another non-final office action could be stretched out a little longer.

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