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.

Download the full response below.

Date Published: 28 October 2016

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