(Update: on January 6, 2023, the Director indirectly responded to these two letters. You can read about it here.)
Hello readers. You will recall that a few days ago I urged you to consider signing two letters to USPTO’s Director Kathi Vidal (blog posting, October 7). Both letters have now been signed and have been sent to Director Vidal.
- One of the letters is about erroneous information in official Filing Receipts regarding publication dates. You can see the signed letter here.
- The other letter is about missing information in official Filing Receipts regarding whether or not a Foreign Filing License has been granted. You can see the signed letter here.
The chief person who made these letters possible is Krista Jacobsen, a patent practitioner in Silicon Valley. She drafted the letters and finalized them with suggestions from professional colleagues. Many practitioners signed the letters. Today she sent them to the Director. I hope readers will join me in being grateful to Krista for this work.
Of course what also made the letters possible is the many patent practitioners who signed the letters.
Let’s hope that Director Vidal will respond to Krista with good news of corrective steps that the USPTO will take to address the problems that are highlighted in the two letters.