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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Proposal Causes Worry

There seems to be worry regarding the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proposal. This proposal would be limiting the key part of the patent application process meant to reduce the patent backlog of around 700,000 cases by limiting continuations and this might be put into effect before year ending. This particular decision could receive protests from biotech and agri technology companies. Biotechnology is already a very controversial technology and this particular proposal could certainly add some more fire to it. I hope that the proposal is reconsidered in order to avoid undue protests from the pharma fraternity.