A Suggestion For Saving Trees – And File Space At The Board

Mar 2005 – Article
Intellectual Property Today, Vol. 12, No. 3 at page 12

The current acting CAPJ and his predecessor have complained publicly about the burden that the voluminous papers that members of the interference bar sometimes file places upon the board’s limited file space. In fact, I seem to remember one of them ascribing the draconian limits that the Trial Section has placed on the lengths of motions, oppositions, and replies to a shortage of file space at the board. However, notwithstanding whatever shortage of file space may exist at the board, I respectfully submit that one of the board’s own policies (a policy which it could change!) enormously exacerbates the problem.