As Deadline Nears, New Patent Rules Require Examination

15 October 2007 Publication

Mass High Tech

As the effective date nears for the new U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) rule changes, there are several patent application options that will cease to exist after November 1st, 2007. To inform local companies of beneficial actions they can take prior to this date, David Rikkers, senior counsel at Foley & Lardner’s Boston office, wrote “As Deadline Nears, New Patent Rules Require Examination,” which appeared as guest column in Mass High Tech on Monday, October 15th, 2007.

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