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I'm not sure CAM can claim to replace laywers!  Remember we're still at the
first-land-animals stage of evolution with XML.  So we can only do simple
clerkical stuff - like check that the amendment is for a patent # that is
assigned to you, and that the # is in the right format, and so on - we are
doing good.

Also - we can have CAM templates each for the different layouts that go with
steps in the process - so things that might be required in an initial
application and then optional, and so on.  Getting the structural nuances right
is often 9/10ths of the battle.

Reasoning about content itself and its meaning is what Tim's going to get his
OBE for, now he at least has a knighthood already ; -)

Thanks, DW
Quoting len

Would CAM not be useful in the discovery process to 
ensure that appropriate and necessary interrogative 
transactions are occurring?

IOW, I might not use it to transact business with 
the Patent Office given an uncontested patent.  But 
there are rules of order with respect to documents 
that have to be submitted given the comment period, 
so I might want notifications and have the means 
to determine appropriate responses.  It could save 
money spent on patent attorneys.  Where one finds a 
a lawyer, one finds a context.

XML: tech that devolved from tech designed by a 
lawyer to help other lawyers into a tech that obsoletes 



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