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Non-Patent Literature References Cited by the Office

Allow users of Private PAIR to retrieve copies of non-patent literature references cited by the examiner. Users of Private PAIR have reported that they are unable to download copies of references that were cited by the Office. It seems an undue burden to require practitioners of record or the Applicant to obtain these documents, often at a cost when the Office is citing them against the applicant.

 

I recall some copyright concerns many years ago, however, thought that was resolved for those with access to the application.

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Idea No. 350