Strategic Response to Rejection

Introduction Many suspect that the patent application process is a bureaucratic morass.  The fate of your patent application can appear to be tied to the whims of a faceless patent examiner.  It can be.  But the astute applicant can expedite the process. Discussion The patent examiner responsible for examining and processing your application is selected by a process…

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PATENT APPLICATION ELEMENTS

Introduction There are three (3) types of patents. The most common and most valuable is a utility patent. There are also design patents and plant patents. This article discusses utility patents and the patent application requirements. Utility Patent Application Requirements The patent application requirements for a utility patent are discussed  herein.  A utility patent application…

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RESTRICTION REQUIREMENTS I

I’VE FILED MY APPLICATION, WHY CAN’T THEY TELL ME IF IT’S PATENTABLE? Summary A patent applicant’s first communication from the  USPTO patent examiner may be a notice for Restriction Requirements.  The Restriction Requirements requires the applicant to choose among different application claims in order to proceed with examination. Background Typically, a patent application is filed…

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