USPTO – 10 tips to streamlining Patent Prosecution

Following our recent article, here are now ten tips from “Director’s Forum: David Kappos’ Public Blog:

  1. CONDUCT INTERVIEWS
  2. KEEP CLAIMS MANAGEABLE
  3. PROVIDE GOOD TRANSLATIONS
  4. CLEARLY IDENTIFY NEW LIMITATIONS
  5. FILE THOROUGH RESPONSES
  6. ADVANCE AMENDMENTS/ARGUMENTS EARLY
  7. COORDINATE US/FOREIGN APPLICATIONS
  8. DRAFT CLAIMS TOWARD THE INVENTION
  9. KEEP INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS MATERIAL
  10. DRAFT CLAIM SET FROM BROAD TO NARROW
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