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USPTO Updates Filing Translation Rules to Allow Pre-Action Interviews

Thu, 29 Sep 2005 11:51:00 EST

"The USPTO has amended its rules of practice to require a copy of an English translation of any foreign-language provisional application that is used as a priority document for a nonprovisional application."

"The USPTO has amended its rules of practice to require a copy of an English translation of any foreign-language provisional application that is used as a priority document for a nonprovisional application.

The new rules, applicable to any application filed on or after November 25, 2005, require that the English translation be filed in the provisional application rather than filed in each nonprovisional claiming benefit of the filing date of the provisional. 37 C.F.R. 1.78. The translation, however, may be filed after abandonment of the provisional, i.e., more than one year after filing."

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