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CFR reference to MPEP Sections

It would be helpful to have the HTML portion of the MPEP that lists the rule and statutes to include a link to the portion of the MPEP that provides further information. For example, http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/documents/appxr_1_116.htm#cfr37s1.116 should include a link to the page that discusses CFR 1.116:

 

e.g., for USPTO interpretation, see MPEP 710

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please add a sentence that says who in PTO decides changes in small/large entity status. so papers can be routed more efficiently

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Basic Factual Inquiries of Deere

MPEP § 2144 lists the three factors of Deere in §§ II incorrectly (factor (A) is the SAME as factor (B)). Factor (A) should (self-evidently) be "Determining the scope and content of the prior art" or some similar recitation consistent with the following § 2141.01.

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Patent Drawings - rules

Patent drawings rules should be stringently followed while examining these days their are many patent issued with drawings that satisfy the rules.This will lead to confusion in ordinary skilled in the art so uniformity should be maintained among all patent

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