Here's some good news from the USPTO: the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) program is being extended from December 14, 2013 to September 30, 2014.
As I noted earlier in USPTO - After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 Extends to December 14, 2013, the AFCP 2.0 gives a framework for after final negotiations that can lead to prompt allowance and save a request for continued examination (RCE) fee as long as you meet the requirements. For details on the requirements see www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/afcp.jsp.
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