The just-n-examiner blog has a new discussion (here) on the usefulness of the Pre-Appeal Brief Conference (PABC). just-n-examiner wonders:
Why would an attorney/applicant go to the time and expense of requesting a pre-appeal conference without first requesting an interview with the examiner?
The post is about examiner interviews as much as PABCs, so read the post even if you never do appeals. And be sure to read the comments thread which includes answers from practitioners as well as input from other examiners.
just-n-examiner has been on my personal reading list for a long time. I just added it to My Blog List here on All Things Pros.