Comments on Request for Comments on Optimum FIrst Action and Total Patent Pendency

The following public comments were submitted in response to "Request for Comments on Optimum First Action and Total Patent Pendency" published in the Federal Register at 79 Fed. Reg. 38854 (July 9, 2014) and in the Official Gazette at 1405 OG 52 (August 5, 2014).

The deadline to submit comments was September 8, 2014.

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A. Intellectual Property Organizations and other Associations

  1. American Intellectual Property Law Association (2014Sep08)
  2. Electronic Freedom Foundation (2014Sep08)
  3. Intellectual Property Owners Association (2014Aug25)
  4. Intellectual Property Owners Association (2014Sep15)
  5. Japan Intellectual Property Association (2014Sep08)
  6. Public Knowledge (2014Sep08)

B. Government Agencies

C. Academic and Research Institutions

D. Law Firms

E. Companies

  1. IBM (2014Sep05)

F. Individuals

  1. Yarus, Sinai (2014Aug17)