Comments on the Study of the Changes Needed To Implement a Unity of Invention Standard in the United States

As of August 1, 2003, the organizations and persons listed below have submitted comments in response to the "Request for Comments on the Study of the Changes Needed to Implement a Unity of Invention Standard in the United States," published in the Federal Register at 68 Fed. Reg. 27536 (May 20, 2003) and in the Official Gazette at 1271 Off. Gaz. Pat. Office 19 (June 17, 2003.).

It is hoped that the public will review the list to determine if it is complete. If any person or organization has submitted comments that are not included in this listing, please submit the comments by electronic mail message to, or contact Terry J. Dey by telephone at (571) 272-7730.

The USPTO prepared a summary of the comments received, titled Summary of Public Comments and the Restriction Reform Options to be Studied by the United States Patent and Trademark Office [PDF](November 2003).

Please note that the following documents are posted as originally received but may contain artifacts of scanning, OCR, or document format conversion.

A. Intellectual Property Organizations

  1. American Intellectual Property Law Association [PDF]
  2. Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) [PDF]
  3. California State Bar [PDF]
  4. Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) [PDF]
  5. Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) [PDF]

B. Law Firms, Patent Attorneys, Patent Agents

  1. Banner, M. [PDF]
  2. Berridge, W. [PDF]
  3. Callaghan, T. [PDF]
  4. Cullem, J. [PDF]
  5. Gallenson, M. [PDF]
  6. Hunter, R. [PDF]
  7. Lau, K. [PDF]
  8. Lazarus, R. [PDF]
  9. McConaghy, J. [PDF]
  10. Parker III, R., et al. [PDF]
  11. Smith-Hill, J. [PDF]

C. Businesses

  1. Genentech [PDF]
  2. 3M [PDF]

D. Individuals; Other

  1. Boundy, D. [PDF]
  2. Boyd, J. [PDF]
  3. Burleson, D. [PDF]
  4. Canady, K. [PDF]
  5. Champagne, D. [PDF]
  6. Haynes, H. [PDF]
  7. Henry, J. [PDF]
  8. Morgan, P. [PDF]