1. App. L (Jan. 2018) at L-29, left column, in 35 USC 119(a): comma placement:
, pursuant to which..."
pursuant to which..."
2. Id. at L-30, right column, 35 USC 120: spacing:
"...or as provided by section 363 or 385which"
"...or as provided by section 363 or 385 which"
(with space after "385")
I've never seen popup footnotes or links in pdf myself, but I've seen references to such in a brief search, so I guess it's possible:
https://accessible-digital-documents.com/blog/accessible-pdf-footnotes-endnotes/... more »
Suggestion: "The rules govern conduct of examiners, applicants, and patent practitioners before the Office. The rules are available... more »
Those without legal training sometimes interpret the term "should" similarly to the term "must." This seems to lead to confusion and complaints from those MPEP readers that the MPEP is "confusing" or "self-contradictory."
Although some readers of the MPEP... more »
Alternatively, amend appendix II to include the text of all of the cited court cases.
Would the editors please consider including a regularly-updated... more »
In the PDF files, Subject Matter Index, Nov. 2015 (mpep-9090-subject-matter-index.pdf), the Bookmarks do not include the expandable "MPEP TOC" to provide direct access to other MPEP sections. Would you please add them? Thanks!
PPH (708.02(c), Nov. 2015) isn't mentioned by name in the Subject Matter Index. Would you please add it, and relevant other terms? For example, "highway" also isn't in the index. Thanks!
I understand that presently the "R" number is the... more »
The link for MPEP 1200 is currently: http://mpep.uspto.gov/RDMS/detail/manual/MPEP/current/d0e18.xml#/manual/MPEP/DC1_FPindexR-07.2015/d0e122292.xml
It would be helpful if it were something more like this: http://mpep.uspto.gov/e9r072015/MPEP/1200
The link for 35 USC 101 is currently:... more »
The zip file containing the March 2014 version of the 9th edition of the MPEP still uses the name of the previous version, ie. e9r-11-2013.zip.
It would be less confusing if the name was consistent with the current version.