William Smith

Julie Burke, Ph.D.

William Smith is Of Counsel with Adam R. Richardson, LTD. Prior to transitioning to private practice, Bill was an Administrative Patent Judge for over 19 years in the USPTO.


Posts by William Smith


Analyzing Vastly Different First Action Final Rejection Outcomes Following Recent Policy Change (Part II)

The USPTO recently revised Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) Section 706.07(b) to retroactively impose a first action final rejection (FAFR) policy that significantly reduces patent applicants’ …

Newly Created First Action Final Rejection Policy Adds Needless Complications to Patent Prosecution

The USPTO recently revised the Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) Section 706.07(b) to retroactively impose a first action final rejection (FAFR) policy that significantly reduces a …