Author: Adriana L. Burgy
Editor: Michelle Pacholec, Ph.D.
Compact or streamlined prosecution is in vogue in prosecution circles these days. While examiner interviews are a tried and true “old” tool in a prosecutor’s tool box, they are reemerging as a means to facilitate compact or streamline prosecution, benefiting both clients and the USPTO. Some of the advantages that are driving their popularity include the fact that examiner interviews can reduce prosecution costs, minimize arguments of record, and decrease prosecution time. Continue reading