While it is theoretically possible to petition the Patent Office to compel rulemaking, petitioner faces a heavy burden to succeed,  as manifested by Service Women’s Action Network v. Sec’y of Veterans Affairs, __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. Mar. 3, 2016)(Hughes, J.).

The attached pdf version of this note includes further details and an excerpt from the majority opinion.

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Regards,
Hal