PTO Director Kappos supports “compact prosecution”

By |2009-08-25T20:16:50-05:00August 25th, 2009|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Back in the mid-1960s, the Patent Office introduced the practice of "compact prosecution." These days it's entombed in MPEP § 2106(II). Says that section of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure: It is essential that patent applicants obtain a prompt yet complete examination of their applications. Under the principles of compact prosecution, each claim should [...]