You guys are good! The questions being asked are making my eyes tear up…like a proud parent at their child’s graduation. I had already planned on letting you all know the differences between what falls under copyright protection versus that which is patent-able. I can tell the brilliance of our group when the question or “disappointing” aspect was brought up, without my having brought it up first. Seeing as it was put out there, I won’t make you wait for the answer.
The answer is, …of course, …”o’ye o’ l’il faith! why doest thou doubt?!”
You all still don’t get how smart I really am, if I may be so bold. I didn’t take as long as I did preparing the submission sitting on my hands. I created an outline, and reworked it 1000 times as I reviewed everything from formatting, to studying the guide patent examiners use to approve and/or disallow a patent.
I knew before submitting the last version, at least to some extent, almost anything that could be a problem, and took necessary steps to clarify those items that could have put an approval in jeopardy. It was my goal to win approval outright, without going through the appeals process that 95% of applications go through.
The question that came up related to a 3 year backlog the USPTO is faced with. I could sense the disappointment from the written comments, and while proud of the fact it was picked up on, a little discouraged that everyone would think I didn’t know it beforehand, which of course means________? ……come on… I know you know the answer here! I have faith in you!