NAME: RICHARD J. DITZIK COMPANY: R&D TECHNOLOGY ADDR-1: SUITE 840 9605 SCRANTON ROAD CITY, STATE ZIP: SAN DIEGO, CA 92121 TELEPHONE: (619)546-8535 FAX: (619)546-1793 REPRESENT: COMPANY ------- 010-0001.TXT This letter is to notify you of either: (1) an oversight", or (1) an wunfair fee requirement,"-in the P1O proposed changes in thc Trwitional Procedures for Limited Examinatlon After Plnal Rejection and Restriction Practice, 1.129(a). Specifically, therc is no provision for a onc halr filing fee (Ji730/365J for a SmaU Entity. This must be an oversighl because all other fees have a one half discount for qualified Small Entities. ------- 010-0002.TXT If thls was no~ an oversight on the PTO's part, it is very unfair and should be changed prior to implementation. The application fees for small entities arc already much too high Note ffiat all Pl O fees increased over 2000% in the last several years. ------- 010-0003.TXT There ig tionsle why the trsngitiexnsI filing fee for submigsson kfter final rewetion under 1.129(a) should be S730 for both large and small entities. Not only are somc applicants in the position of receiving patent less than 17years protection, but now individual inventors and small businessa must pay S730, for each submission to over come an cxaminer Emal rejection argumentsl l l ------- 010-0004.TXT I am sure you agree that this is unfair to inventors and small businesses, and it would be best to change this fee to a value of S36S, or even lower.
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