Criteria human biotech patents

Vekonda Luangaphay filed this request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of the United States of America.
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From: Vekonda Luangaphay

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Criteria for issuing human enhancement biotechnology patents.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Vekonda Luangaphay

From: Omar, Natasha


From: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: FOIA Requests


The response to your FOIA request has been mailed to you. We couldn’t email the response to you because the size of the documents in electronic form was too large for that, so we had to mail it to you. I signed the response letter on October 27 and I’ve attached a copy of it. You should receive the documents in the mail within a couple of days—if not, just let us know.


Ricou Heaton
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Office of the General Counsel
Office of General Law
Tel: 571-270-7420

From: Vekonda Luangaphay

Hello Ricou,

Thank you. Looking forward to receiving the documents in the mail.