I thought it worthwhile to post this “point system,” since I had never seen one before. It is encouraging that the highest tier of points an Examiner can achieve is a first office action allowance, but a little discouraging that “Qualifying” an application in the first action and giving it a first office action final rejection are weighed equally. But notice the goodly number of points the second (or subsequent) Examiner gets for allowing the application. Also, there must be some other sort of credit for participating in an interview, right? Right?

 PAP addendum 2-14-10

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