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Comments on July 2007 Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals

On or prior to October 15, 2007, the organizations and persons listed below have submitted comments in response to the July 2007 Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals, Notice of Proposed Rule Making, first published in the Federal Register at  72 Fed. Reg. 41472 (July 30, 2007) and then published in the Official Gazette at  1321 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 95 (August 21, 2007).

It is hoped that the public will review this list of comments submitted on or prior to October 15, 2007, to determine if it is complete. If any person or organization has submitted comments on or prior to October 15, 2007, but it is not included in this listing, please submit the comment by electronic mail message to  allen.macdonald@uspto.gov , or contact Allen R. MacDonald, by telephone at (571) 272-9797.

The comments below are grouped into the following categories: intellectual property organizations and government agencies, corporations and associations, law firms, and individuals. Each comment is attributed to the individual submitting the comment unless the comment indicates it is made on behalf of an organization.

 Please note that the following documents are posted as originally received in the BPAI Rules inbox but may contain spelling corrections, artifacts of scanning, OCR, or document format conversion. If there is an individual with a disability that has problems accessing a document, please contact the receptionist at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences at 571-272-9797 for assistance. 


A. Intellectual Property Organizations and Government Agencies

  1.  American Bar Association (ABA) [PDF]
  2.  American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) [PDF]
  3.  Bar Association District Columbia (BADC) [PDF]
  4.  Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) [PDF]
  5.  Intellectual Ventures (IV) [PDF]
  6.  Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) [PDF]
  7.  National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) [PDF]
  8.  Washington State Patent Law Association [DOC]

B. Corporations and Associations

  1.  3M Innovative Properties Company (3M IPC) [PDF]
  2.  Alkermes, Inc. [PDF]
  3.  Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [PDF]
  4.  BIOCOM [PDF]
  5.  Ceres [PDF]
  6.  Eastman Kodak Company [PDF]
  7.  Eli Lilly and Company [PDF]
  8.  IBM Corporation [DOC]
  9.  Microsoft Corporation [DOC]
  10.  Wyeth [DOC]

C. Law Firm

  1.  Adams Law Firm Co. [PDF]
  2.  Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. [PDF]
  3.  Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. [PDF]

D. Individuals

  1.  Aaronson, Larry [DOC]
  2.  Alstadt, Lynn, J. [DOC]
  3.  Baker, Daniel [DOC]
  4.  Calvert, Ian, A. [DOC]
  5.  Cermank, Adam, J. [DOC]
  6.  Dolce, Marcus, P. [PDF]
  7.  Golladay, James, E., II [PDF]
  8.  Haynes, Michael [PDF]
  9.  Hoover, Allen, E. [DOC]
  10.  Hyatt, Gilbert P. (comments) [PDF]
  11.  Hyatt, Gilbert P. (appendix) [PDF]
  12.  Hyatt, Gilbert P. (comments) [PDF]
  13.  Hyatt, Gilbert P. (appendix) [PDF]
  14.  Hyatt, Gilbert P. [PDF]
  15.  Jocke, Ralph, E. [PDF]
  16.  Keegan, Robert, R. [DOC]
  17.  Katznelson, Ron, D. [PDF]
  18.  Marshall, Bob [DOC]
  19.  Meirs, Raymond, C. Jr.. [DOC]
  20.  Miller, Jerry, A. [PDF]
  21.  Moore, Steven, J. [DOC]
  22.  Moore, Steven, J. [DOC]
  23.  Mullen, James, J. [PDF]
  24.  Murashige, Kate, H. [PDF]
  25.  Paul, Scott, D. [PDF]
  26.  Reeves, Nancy, L. [DOC]
  27.  Schideler, Blynn, L. [DOC]
  28.  Steinkraus, Walter, J. [PDF]
  29.  Svensson, Leonard [PDF]

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