The world continues to turn even though several hundred thousand patent applications are sitting examined at the US Patent Office. During this multi-year delay, patent attorneys change jobs, receive promotions, raise billing rates, etc. One bottom line is that the patent professional that drafts a patent application is often not the same individual that argues the prosecution. This is a subtle problem created by the backlog.
For the following quick survey, please consider the last five USPTO office action responses that you signed. Out of those five cases, how many of the corresponding US applications did you personally draft & file? (Obviously, this poll is primarily directed to individuals that prosecute patent applications).
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