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600 Parts, Form, and Content of Application

pre-AIA 37 C.F.R. 1.41 title in MPEP § 602.01(I)

MPEP § 602.01(I) cites pre-AIA 37 C.F.R. 1.41 "Applicant for patent" instead of post-AIA 37 C.F.R. 1.41 "Inventorship."

This observation is similar to one noted before for 602.01(c)(1) for 37 C.F.R. 1.48 [https://uspto-mpep.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Fix-Error-in-602-01-c-1/464461-9426]

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600 Parts, Form, and Content of Application

Clarify position of copyright notice in spec (1.71/1.77/608.01)

MPEP 608.01(w) (Jan. 2018) and 27 CFR 1.71(d) suggest that a copyright-notice paragraph should "preferably [be] the first paragraph ... of the specification." However, this is often not the case. Would the Office please clarify at least the MPEP, and preferably also 1.71(d), to reflect current practice? For example, in recent US 10,219,356 (the first hit in a quick patft search), the "cross-reference to related applications"... more »

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