Hon. Michelle K. Lee
Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Dear Ms. Lee: 

          The current Rules of Practice in Patent Cases discriminate against American inventors in their “race to the Courthouse” to gain the earliest priority date in today’s world of “first to file.”  The attached letter constitutes a request for rulemaking by the Office that would modify the Rules of Practice in Patent Cases to give the American inventor a more even chance to win the race to the Patent Office. 

          This letter is written pro bono without sponsorship.  Although the writer is President of The Naples Roundtable, Inc., this letter is written strictly on the writer’s own personal behalf without review by The Naples Roundtable, Inc.


Very truly yours,
Hal Wegner