And an “S” hardly meets the “resonably specific” requirement. Here’s an idea: just put your name there instead of filing a petition!
Work rant concering a too-literal patent attorney.
:: confused:: it’s standard for federal ecf filling and used in several states where e-filing is allowed…?
I checked our rules and all available examples of acceptable signatures; /s/ isn’t listed anywhere. I even checked with my supervisor and all she did was send me those examples that I had already seen. Rather than resolve the issue quickly by replacing /s/ with /attorney name/, this guy decided to buck a petition up the ladder.
A few months ago I went to a Big Lots store. Made my purchase with a credit card. When it came time to sign my name on that little electronic thing, I just took my finger and scribbled something and hit ‘ok’. (Like I always do)
Cashier: You can’t do that. You need to sign your name.
Me: Actually, I can.
Cashier: I’m going to print a reciept so you can sign your name sir.
Me: I don’t think so. [Grab my bag and head out]
Cashier: YOU CAN’T LEAVE WITH THOSE ITEMS SIR!
Me: Call the cops if you want. I’m leaving.
Ridiculous, I’ll sign my name any damn way I want.