609.01 Examiner Checklist for Information Disclosure Statements

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citing "other material" on IDS form

37 CFR 1.98 (a) lists "other information" which may be cited in an IDS form. The PTO/SB/08A form is limited to US and foreign patents and their applications. The PTO/SB/08B form is limited to Non-Patent LIterature Documents. It is not clear where to cite "other information" that are papers associated with a patent application (office action, etc). A new IDS form that includes a place for "other material" would ...more »

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