Could the sentence saying that serious burden on the examiner be corrected back to what it said in the previous version (there is clearly said it's inapplicable). Now the language where this is first discussed appeared to be missing something
1500 Design Patents
There is one place in the MPEP that uses the term "non-analogous" -- MPEP 1504.03.
Every other place in the MPEP uses "nonanalogous."
In the interest of consistency...perhaps the usage in MPEP 1504.03 should be updated.
Quotation from §172 says "...by section 119(e)hall not apply to designs."
This is a followup to https://uspto-mpep.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Correction-of-Inventorship/549565-9426 by @zmthomas. I admit that I don't have nearly as much design-patent experience as some of my colleagues. Please let me know if I am missing something! I have searched sections 700, 800, and 1500 (Jan. 2018). The only places I can find an explanation of how to respond to a restriction requirement in a design application ...more »