Sunday, July 18, 2010

Reducing IDS paperwork

The new patent blog PharmaPatents has an interesting post here called "Three Easy Solutions to the McKesson Problem." This post suggests several steps which the PTO could implement to reduce the burden of filing IDSes.

If you didn't realize how serious the burden can be under existing PTO rules, read the article "The Exponential Burden of McKesson" (here) in Intellectual Property Today. The article details the costs of cross-citing pending applications and Office Actions in those applications, as some practitioners think is prudent under McKesson Information Solutions, Inc. v. Bridge Medical, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. Is there an RSS feed for IP Today? Is there an easy way to stay up to date on the articles there (other than subscribing to the print publication)? Do you just use the print publication?