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Patent Prosecution Lunch of July 2015

Topics covered in this patent prosecution lunch presentation include information about newly appointed Federal Circuit Judge Kara Stoll and the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system. In addition, the presentation describes recent problems of accessing Private PAIR/EFS Web using the Google Chrome browser as well as how to change an entity size in Private PAIR. It also discusses the new Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot program as well as the Collaborative Search Pilot Programs (CSP) between the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), and Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). Some recent decisions concerning divisional applications and their impact on the obviousness type double patenting rejections along with patent term adjustment are further analyzed. The presentation can be downloaded here.