Patent prosecution is becoming more complex with every new rule, statute, and court decision. Rather than approaching the changes with a glass-is-half-empty view, the author explains why this development is a boon to the importance of skilled patent prosecutors. The author reviews the latest developments that have given added scrutiny to the patent drafting process and provides nine tips to assist patent prosecution in the current environment.
George F. Wheeler, Creative Claim Drafting: Claim Drafting Strategies, Specification Preparation, and Prosecution Tactics, 3 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 34 (2003)