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Comments Regarding Continuation Practice

Comments on Proposed Changes to Practice for Continuing Applications, Requests for Continued Examination Practice, and Applications Containing Patentably Indistinct Claims, Notice of proposed rulemaking

Prior to May 6, 2006, the organizations and persons listed below have submitted comments in response to the Proposed Changes to Practice for Continuing Applications, Requests for Continued Examination Practice, and Applications Containing Patentably Indistinct Claims, Notice of proposed rulemaking, first published in the Federal Register at 71 Fed. Reg. 48 (January 3, 2006) and then published in the Official Gazette at 1302 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 1318 (January 24, 2006).

It is hoped that the public will review this list of comments submitted prior to May 6, 2006, to determine if it is complete. If any person or organization has submitted comments prior to May 6, 2006, but is not included in this listing, please submit the comment by electronic mail message to Robert.Clarke@uspto.gov , or contact Robert A. Clarke by telephone at (571) 272-7735.

The comments below are grouped into the following categories: intellectual property organizations, government agencies, corporations, 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 provided as submitted by persons and organizations but may contain spelling corrections, artifacts of scanning, OCR, or document format conversion.


A. Intellectual Property Organizations and Government Agencies

  1. ABA-Intellectual Property Law [PDF]
  2. American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) [PDF]
  3. Bar Association of the District of Columbia, PTC Section [PDF]
  4. Boston Patent Law Association, Committee on Patent Office Practice [PDF]
  5. Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA ) [PDF]
  6. Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) [PDF]
  7. Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) [PDF]
  8. Intellectual Ventures, LLC [PDF]
  9. Inventors Alliance [PDF]
  10. Japanese Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) [PDF]
  11. Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) [PDF]
  12. Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), Chemical and Biotech Practice Committee [PDF]
  13. Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), Intellectual Property Law Revisions Committee [PDF]
  14. Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), Patent Prosecution Committee [PDF]
  15. National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) [PDF]
  16. New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) [PDF]
  17. North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section [PDF]
  18. Northern Virginia Patent Lawyers Club (NVPLC) [PDF]
  19. Ohio State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section [PDF]
  20. Oregon Patent Law Association (OPLA) [PDF]
  21. Patent Public Advisory Committee of the USPTO [PDF]
  22. Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Forum [PDF]
  23. Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association [PDF]
  24. San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (SDIPLA) [PDF]
  25. U.S. Department of Juustice, Antitrust Division [PDF]
  26. U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [PDF]
  27. U.S. National Institute of Health, HHS [PDF]
  28. U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) [PDF]
  29. Washington State Patent Law Association [PDF]

B. Corporations and Associations

  1. 3M Innovative Properties Company [PDF]
  2. Affymetrix, Inc. [PDF]
  3. Altera Corporation [PDF]
  4. Amgen [PDF]
  5. Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [PDF]
  6. Anatomic Research, Inc. [PDF]
  7. Apple Computer, Inc . [PDF]
  8. Aradigm Corporation [PDF]
  9. Bally Technologies [PDF]
  10. BASF AG [PDF]
  11. Biogen Idec, Inc. [PDF]
  12. Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) [PDF]
  13. Brigham and Women's Hospital - CSRL [PDF]
  14. Burnham Institute for Medical Research [PDF]
  15. Business Software Alliance (BSA) [PDF]
  16. California Healthcare Institute (CHI) [PDF]
  17. Caterpillar Inc. [PDF]
  18. CCIA [PDF]
  19. Ceres, Inc. [PDF]
  20. Cisco Systems [PDF]
  21. Clarcor, Inc. [PDF]
  22. Council on Government Relations [PDF]
  23. Eastman Kodak Company [PDF]
  24. eBay, Inc. [PDF]
  25. E. I. du Pont Nemours and Company [PDF]
  26. Eli Lilly and Company [PDF]
  27. Fallbrook Technologies, Inc. [PDF]
  28. Genentech, Inc. [PDF]
  29. GlaxoSmithKline [PDF]
  30. Heritage Woods, Inc. [PDF]
  31. Honda R&D Americas, Inc. [PDF]
  32. Human Genome Sciences, Inc. [PDF]
  33. IBM Corporation [PDF]
  34. Intel Corporation [PDF]
  35. InterDigital Communication Corporation [PDF]
  36. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. [PDF]
  37. Isis Pharmaceutical, Inc. [PDF]
  38. Massachussetts General Hospital-CSRL [PDF]
  39. MacLean-Fogg Company [PDF]
  40. Maxygen, Inc. [PDF]
  41. Medarex, Inc. [PDF]
  42. Medical Device Manufacturers Association [PDF]
  43. Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. [PDF]
  44. Micron Technology, Inc. [PDF]
  45. Microsoft Corporation [PDF]
  46. Miller Patent Services [PDF]
  47. National Venture Capital Association [PDF]
  48. Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. [PDF]
  49. Novartis Vaccines Diagnostics, Inc. [PDF]
  50. Novo Nordisk, Inc. [PDF]
  51. Oracle Corporation [PDF]
  52. Pfizer, Inc. [PDF]
  53. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) [PDF]
  54. Proctor & Gamble Company [PDF]
  55. Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. [PDF]
  56. Telik, Inc. [PDF]
  57. Texas Instruments [PDF]
  58. University of California [PDF]
  59. University of California Los Angeles Office of Intellectual Property Administration [PDF]
  60. University of Texas Systems [PDF]
  61. Walker Digital Management, LLC [PDF]
  62. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation [PDF]
  63. Wyeth [PDF]
  64. ZymoGenetics, Inc. [PDF]
  65. ZymoGenetics, Inc. (2) [PDF]

C. Law Firms

  1. Bachman & LaPointe, P.C. [PDF]
  2. Bozicevic, Field & Francis, LLP [PDF]
  3. CantorColburn, LLP [PDF]
  4. Caven & Aghevli, LLC [PDF]
  5. Greenblum & Bernstein, PLC [PDF]
  6. Greenlee, Winner & Sullivan, P.C. [PDF]
  7. Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC [PDF]
  8. Ladas & Parry, LLP [PDF]
  9. Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik LLP [PDF]
  10. Kacvinsky LLC [PDF]
  11. LeMoine Patent Services, PLLC [PDF]
  12. Pearne & Gordon, LLP [PDF]
  13. Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C. [PDF]
  14. McManus & Associates [PDF]
  15. Reed Intellectual Property Law Group [PDF]
  16. Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.-Patent Practice Committee [PDF]
  17. Thomas, Kayden, Horstmeyer & Risely, LLP [PDF]
  18. Tillman Wright, PLLC [PDF]
  19. Townsend & Townsend & Crew, LLP [PDF]
  20. Webb Law Firm [PDF]
  21. Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP [PDF]

D. Individuals

  1. Adams, Thomas, et al. [PDF]
  2. Additon, Richard [PDF]
  3. Alderucci, Dean [PDF]
  4. Ali, Johanara [PDF]
  5. Alpert, Paul [PDF]
  6. Anderson, Andrew [PDF]
  7. Angres, Isaac [PDF]
  8. Anonymous [PDF]
  9. Anonymous (2) [PDF]
  10. Anonymous (3) [PDF]
  11. Anonymous (4) [PDF]
  12. Antogini, Walter [PDF]
  13. Apley, Dick [PDF]
  14. Apple, Ted [PDF]
  15. Ashburg, Calvin [PDF]
  16. Bahrampour, Robert [PDF]
  17. Ball, Timothy [PDF]
  18. Barschall, Anne [PDF]
  19. Barton, Bob [PDF]
  20. Bestor, Daniel [PDF]
  21. Blasiak, George [PDF]
  22. Block, Jim [PDF]
  23. Bonner, Grace [PDF]
  24. Borson, D. Benjamin [PDF]
  25. Bozicevic, Karl [PDF]
  26. Breneman, Richard [PDF]
  27. Brient, Scott [PDF]
  28. Brody, Tom [PDF]
  29. Bromer, Nick [PDF]
  30. Broome, Kerry [PDF]
  31. Brothers, Lisa [PDF]
  32. Brown, Harry [PDF]
  33. Brown, Mike [PDF]
  34. Burns, Patrick [PDF]
  35. Cahill, Steve [PDF]
  36. Califorrniaa, Eurica [PDF]
  37. Callaghan, Terry [PDF]
  38. Carlson, Brian [PDF]
  39. Carter, Mark [PDF]
  40. Chambers, Kent [PDF]
  41. Christofferson, Clyde and Curtis, Marshall [PDF]
  42. Cochran, Adam [PDF]
  43. Cochran, Scott [PDF]
  44. Cook, Dale et al. [PDF]
  45. Colby, Steven [PDF]
  46. Copeland-Carr, Rose Marie [PDF]
  47. Crisman, Douglas and Williams, Gary [PDF]
  48. Cumberbatch, Guy [PDF]
  49. Dahiyat, Basil [PDF]
  50. Davidson, Michael [PDF]
  51. Davis, Forchisha [PDF]
  52. Desenberg, Roger [PDF]
  53. Desenberg, Roger (2) [PDF]
  54. Detlaff, Dan [PDF]
  55. Dillon, Harrison [PDF]
  56. Doody, Patrick [PDF]
  57. Dove, Barry [PDF]
  58. Duncan, Brian [PDF]
  59. Dutton, Brian [PDF]
  60. Ebert, Lawrence [PDF]
  61. Ebert, Lawrence (2) [PDF]
  62. Eilberg, William [PDF]
  63. Ericksen, Erik [PDF]
  64. Farris, Barry [PDF]
  65. Fenster, Paul [PDF]
  66. Fish, Robert [PDF]
  67. Fitzpatrick, John [PDF]
  68. Foster, Frank [PDF]
  69. Foster, Glenn [PDF]
  70. Freedman, Immanuel [PDF]
  71. Freyberg, Derek [PDF]
  72. Gaines, Charles [PDF]
  73. Garvey, Chris [PDF]
  74. Gibb III, Frederick [PDF]
  75. Godici, Nicholas [PDF]
  76. Goldstein, Steven [PDF]
  77. Goodman, Herbert [PDF]
  78. Gonzalez, Kelvin [PDF]
  79. Green, Grant [PDF]
  80. Green, Raymond [PDF]
  81. Greenstein, Mark [PDF]
  82. Grogan, Ray [PDF]
  83. Gurrola, Allen [PDF]
  84. Hale, Bryon [PDF]
  85. Hand, Francis [PDF]
  86. Harrington, Mark [PDF]
  87. Harris, Scott [PDF]
  88. Haughey, Paul [PDF]
  89. Haynes, Michael [PDF]
  90. Heiman, Lee [PDF]
  91. Helfgott, Samson [PDF]
  92. Herrick, William [PDF]
  93. Hickman, Brian [PDF]
  94. Hickman, Will [PDF]
  95. Hodgson, Rodney [PDF]
  96. Hoekstra, Jeffrey [PDF]
  97. Hoerner Jr, Dennis [PDF]
  98. Hoffberg, Steven [PDF]
  99. Holman, David [PDF]
  100. Honig, Milton [PDF]
  101. Huston, Chad [PDF]
  102. Ishimaru, Mikio [PDF]
  103. Ingerman, Jeffrey [PDF]
  104. Janning, John [PDF]
  105. Jocke, Ralph [PDF]
  106. Kahn, Simon [PDF]
  107. Kelley, Thomas [PDF]
  108. Kirkpatrick, Francis [PDF]
  109. Kirschner, Michael [PDF]
  110. Konicek, Jeffrey [PDF]
  111. Korte, Sam [PDF]
  112. Kraft, Clifford [PDF]
  113. Kulbaski, James [PDF]
  114. Lavin Jr, Lawrence [PDF]
  115. Lazarus, Richard [PDF]
  116. Leavell, George (2) [PDF]
  117. Li, Chunping [PDF]
  118. Licata, James [PDF]
  119. Lilling, Bruce [PDF]
  120. Lippincott, Judy [PDF]
  121. Looper, Valerie [PDF]
  122. Lord, Robert and Dossa, Aly [PDF]
  123. Louke, Marsella [PDF]
  124. Lundberg, Steven and McCrackin, Ann [PDF]
  125. Lynch, Edward [PDF]
  126. Madsen, Matthew [PDF]
  127. Mahamedi, Van [PDF]
  128. Mahurin, Jerry et al. [PDF]
  129. Mancuso, Sal [PDF]
  130. Margolin, George [PDF]
  131. Mason, James [PDF]
  132. Maxham, Larry [PDF]
  133. McGlew, John [PDF]
  134. Melius, John [PDF]
  135. Metzger, David [PDF]
  136. Meyers, Philip [PDF]
  137. Miller, Robert [PDF]
  138. Milstein, Joseph [PDF]
  139. Milton, Harold [PDF]
  140. Milton, Harold and Bonnamy, James [PDF]
  141. Moore, Steven [PDF]
  142. Moore, Steven (2) [PDF]
  143. Moran, Tom [PDF]
  144. Moreno, Rudy [PDF]
  145. Morrison, Joyce [PDF]
  146. Mouttet, Blaise [PDF]
  147. Mullen, James [PDF]
  148. Mullin, Keith [PDF]
  149. Niles, Reginald [PDF]
  150. Ng, David [PDF]
  151. Noonan, Kevin and Reinfelds, Paul [PDF]
  152. Northrupp, Charles [PDF]
  153. Nugent, Elizabeth and Callahan, Heather [PDF]
  154. Nunez, Jordany [PDF]
  155. O'Connell, Michael [PDF]
  156. Orange, David [PDF]
  157. Pabst, Patrea [PDF]
  158. Pacholok, David [PDF]
  159. Padmanabhan, Dean [PDF]
  160. Palmer, Alun [PDF]
  161. Pang, Steven [PDF]
  162. Parise, Frank [PDF]
  163. Parmelee, Christopher [PDF]
  164. Parmalee, Steven [PDF]
  165. Patent Attorney [PDF]
  166. Petruzelli, Justin [PDF]
  167. Pickering, Mark [PDF]
  168. Plaisted, Frank [PDF]
  169. Plumly, Margaret [PDF]
  170. Pollack, Linda [PDF]
  171. Polley, Dan [PDF]
  172. Popovici, Andrei [PDF]
  173. Pruden, Michael [PDF]
  174. Pryor, Tim [PDF]
  175. Quillen, Cecil [PDF]
  176. Rajesh, Elaine [PDF]
  177. Rarang, Joel [PDF]
  178. Regala, Alan [PDF]
  179. Rein, Rich [PDF]
  180. Resis, Robert [PDF]
  181. Retter, Jim [PDF]
  182. Rezek, Rick [PDF]
  183. Richter, Sheldon [PDF]
  184. Robbins, Thomas [PDF]
  185. Rohde, Ron [PDF]
  186. Rozenblat, David [PDF]
  187. Sachen, Richard [PDF]
  188. Sandbaken, Mark [PDF]
  189. Schar, Brian [PDF]
  190. Schindler, Edwin [PDF]
  191. Simmons, John [PDF]
  192. Stavoe, James [PDF]
  193. Stayton, Bob [PDF]
  194. Steinberg, Dan [PDF]
  195. Stewart, Jeffrey [PDF]
  196. Strathman, Michael [PDF]
  197. Strawder, Glenn [PDF]
  198. Sundby, Suzanne [PDF]
  199. Suominen, Edwin [PDF]
  200. Svensson, Leonard [PDF]
  201. Taylor, Ed and De Vos, Dan [PDF]
  202. Taylor, Jason [PDF]
  203. Theriault, Mario [PDF]
  204. Tomita, Paul [PDF]
  205. Triebe, Frederick [PDF]
  206. Unson, Maria [PDF]
  207. Usher, Robert [PDF]
  208. Vanderhye, Bob [PDF]
  209. VanVoorhies, Kurt [PDF]
  210. Venturino, Anthony [PDF]
  211. Vigil, Thomas [PDF]
  212. Wach, Margo [PDF]
  213. Wach, Michael [PDF]
  214. Washburn, Brian [PDF]
  215. Wasil, Daniel [PDF]
  216. Watkins, Seth [PDF]
  217. Wegner, Harold [PDF]
  218. Weiffenbach, Cameron [PDF]
  219. West, Mary Jo [PDF]
  220. Wieland, Charles [PDF]
  221. Wigmore, Steven [PDF]
  222. Williams, Gary [PDF]
  223. Wolfe, Mark [PDF]
  224. Wolff, Kevin [PDF]
  225. Wood, Allen [PDF]
  226. Wright, Lee [PDF]
  227. Yang, James [PDF]
  228. Ye, L. Mark [PDF]

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