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Proposed changes to RCE processing

Jim Ruttler, Patent Attorney

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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