608.01(b) Abstract of the Disclosure

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608.01(b) Abstract of the Disclosure

Abstract really only 150 words?

37 CFR 1.72 says that the Abstract must not be more than 150 words, but this seems to be observed quite frequently in the breach any more. Many patent applications and issued patents have an Abstract that is longer than 150 words. Allowing Abstracts that are longer than 150 words seems unfair. One of the reasons patent attorneys historically complained about having to include an Abstract was that if there was a requirement ...more »


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