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August 20, 2008


PDFs of Revision 7 of the Eight Edition of MPEP are now available. These are July 2008 changes from the September 2007 r6. The HTML version, this prosecutor's preference, is pending. Wish they provided a specific change list.

In the past few years, the PTO has put the PDF version out first, before the HTML version.

Posted by Patent Hawk at August 20, 2008 8:36 AM | Prosecution


I saw a list of the MPEP changes somewhere. Check Patent Docs. Also, the USPTO page indicates which sections are changed.

Did anybody celebrate the first anniversary of the new continuation rules -- they came out Aug 21, 2007. I remember because someone jumped off the roof of the building next to my office that day. Looking down on the scene the boss summed it up: "Poor devil. Musta' been a patent lawyer." Too bad he didn't hold on until the appeals were filed. If he CAFC reverses, we'll all be jumping off buildings.

Posted by: Babel Boy at August 22, 2008 8:23 AM