Comments on the Written Description Requirement for Design Applications

The following public comments were submitted in response to "Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Event on the Written Description Requirement for Design Applications" published in the Federal Register 79 Fed. Reg. 7171  [PDF], February 6, 2014.

The USPTO invited the public to provide comments on the written description requirement as applied to design applications in certain limited situations.  The deadline for comments was March 14, 2014.

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A. Intellectual Property Organizations and other Associations

B. Government Agencies

C. Academic and Research Institutions