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re: MPEP Appendix L requires update

I have looked and looked on the PTO web site for a current (i.e., post Sept.2011) version of Appendix L and/or a current copy of US Title 35. Every "Patent Laws, Consolidated" link I find takes me to the Sept. 2007 version of Appendix L. May we please have a current version of Title 35 posted somewhere?

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35 USC 256 Correction of named inventor

In my opinion, applicants should not be able to add additional inventors to correct an issued patent because the additional inventor(s) have not been searched for prior art. As all examiners know, an inventorship search is critical to all first actions. Also, the new AIA law removes the language "and such error arose without any deceptive intention". I've seen a couple of these petitions now, and it really begs the question, ...more »

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