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I. Review of TC1600 Restriction Practice Action Plan. Drivers for Implementation of TC 1600 Restriction Practice Action Plan: Public comments from bar groups, and customer partnerships starting before the Unity of Invention Study was launched.

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I review of tc1600 restriction practice action plan

I. Review of TC1600 Restriction Practice Action Plan

Drivers for Implementation of TC 1600 Restriction Practice Action Plan:

  • Public comments from bar groups, and customer partnerships starting before the Unity of Invention Study was launched.

  • Notice: Request for Comments for the Unity of Invention Study:

    • Consensus: need to immediately address inconsistent practices under the current restriction standard.


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I. Review of TC1600 Restriction Practice Action Plan

The action plan includes 5 initiatives:

  • Publish Examples Of Claim Sets

  • Emphasis On Rejoinder Practice

  • Examiner Training On Restriction Practice

  • Enhanced Review Of Restriction Requirements

  • Continuous Assessment


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I. Review of TC1600 Restriction Practice Action Plan

  • Publish Examples Of Claim Sets

    • Provide examples that do not present a serious burden on the Office

    • Provide both applicant’s and examiners with guidance

  • Emphasis On Rejoinder Practice

    • Provide a new Rejoinder paragraph

    • Remind applicants of their options on Rejoinder

  • Examiner Training On Restriction Practice

    • Emphasize proper restriction practices

      • Claim groupings and support/formulation of restriction requirements

    • Provide Art Unit/Workgroup specific examples

    • Publish materials


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I. Review of TC1600 Restriction Practice Action Plan

  • Enhanced Review Of Restriction Requirements

    • Review Art Units with high number of restrictions and indications of inconsistent requirements

    • Includes reviewing restrictions in 2nd and subsequent actions

  • Continuous Assessment

    • Collect data from reviews and samplings

    • Survey customers on impact of action plan


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