MISCELLANEOUS - Appendices and Other

Introduction: clarify what "the rules" do trending idea

Introduction (Nov. 2015), p. 1, right column, bottom, reads, in part: "The primary function of the rules is to advise the public of the rules which ... must be followed before the USPTO". Would you please rewrite the beginning part of that sentence for clarity? It seems to me a bit redundant.


Suggestion: "The rules govern conduct of examiners, applicants, and patent practitioners before the Office. The rules are available to the public, as required by statute, through the Federal Register and Appendix R of the MPEP."



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