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PTO Seeks Improvement in Patent Application Quality

On January 15, 2013, the USPTO released a notice requesting comments on its suggestions of ways to “improve the quality of issued patents” by improving the quality of application drafting. There are two brief sections in the Notice: “Clarifying the Scope of Claims” and “Clarifying the Meaning of Claim Terms in the Specification.” See link below for the full notice in the Federal Register.

The focus of the improvement effort is clarifying the scope of the claims and clarifying the meaning of claim terms in the specification.

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