My idea is to give expert consultants to examiners at the first office action that can fully explain the fundamentals of the technology they are examining. Then if needed, allow the expert to have conf call with the examiner and the applicant. This will save months of examining high technology applications and save much resources for examiners in the long run. In this modern age, we cannot expect examiners to keep... more »
Allocating Time for Examination Activities
In order to increase the quality of examination, do you believe that an increase in the time allotted for examination should be designated for specific activities, such as interviews, or left to the discretion of the examiner? What activities would you prioritize and allocate more time to?