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Re: USPTO Handles Record Number of Applications
« Reply #5 on: Jul 6th, 2006, 7:38pm »
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RCEs, not continuations, have been the most prevalent form of continuing application in both FY2004 and FY2005.  
 
"Second" continuing applications are of the order 5%, so that even if they were eliminated completely such elimination would not end the backlog problem.
 
What is your basis for stating support for limiting continuations?
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Re: USPTO Handles Record Number of Applications
« Reply #6 on: Jul 7th, 2006, 10:04am »
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I have a very simple solution for reducing the number of RCEs filed.  Stop making new grounds of rejection in final Office Actions!!
 
If the PTO did that, my RCE filings would be reduced by about 90% or more.  And, the majority of those that remained would be from applications that I didn't write but I'm prosecuting.
 
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