Doug Duff Quoted in Law360: "USPTO Time Goal Changes Could Improve Patent Quality"
Ice Miller associate Doug Duff was quoted in Law360's article, "USPTO Time Goal Changes Could Improve Patent Quality."
The article said:
"...'For me, the No. 1 way to address quality is access to prior art, being able to find the right prior art references,' said Douglas Duff, who left the USPTO in 2011 and now works as an attorney at Ice Miller LLP. “But to do that, the time goals need to be adjusted, without question.
“'They’re going to get more time for the search once they fully understand the claim, and once they have more time for the search, they can find the best references,' Duff said. “And you will rest assured knowing that the examination pulled the best prior art references, and I think you end up with a more valuable patent...”
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