Further to the recent note on the Global Dossier Initiative and the possibility to amend Rule 56(a), one seeming drawback had been that it is difficult for an American Examiner to understand the content of overseas Office Actions due to language difficulties.

Machine Translations to Obviate the Language Problem: According to experts in Tokyo with experience with new machine translation software, remarkable progress has been made in this area:  The seeming language difficulty has been conquered insofar as making the content of overseas Office Actions understandable for the American Examiner.

The previous email proposing an amendment to 37 CFR § 1.56(a) is attached.