e-Office Actions: The PTO is continuing its e-Office Action pilot project with a few modifications. [Link] [Contact firstname.lastname@example.org].
Public Submission of Peer Reviewed Prior Art begins JUNE 15, 2007: "This project will test whether [a loose public] collaboration can effectively locate prior art that might not otherwise be located by the Office during the typical examination process." Documents will be submitted by the Peer-to-Patent project "under a waiver of certain sections of both 37 CFR 1.99 and 1.291." [USPTO Notice] [Peer-to-Patent Website]