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Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Posted Nov 19, 2012 22:26 UTC (Mon) by SecretEuroPatentAgentMan (guest, #66656)
In reply to: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times) by drago01
Parent article: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

> Maybe patent officers get payed by the number of approved applications they can't be *that* incompetent.

Do you seriously believe that?

This belief comes up every so often but I am puzzled why people don't just look it up when the system is published.
http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/CountSystem.jsp

It used instead to be that Examiners issued a lot of rejections that were seen as needless churning just to get points, the main measure of productivity. Getting paid by grants opens for rather obvious moral hazards. My own experience when prosecuting patents in the US (via US agents) is that a successful outcome can never be taken for granted.


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