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5 Matching questions

  1. Order of Examination
  2. Suspension for Statutory Invention Registration (SIR) if:
  3. Who can interview?
  4. Amendments After Notice of Allowance
  5. What if examiner thinks applicant's statement is not complete?
  1. a 1) Inventor/applicant
    2) Registered attorney/agent: of record, or using his file, or known by examiner to be local representative of record attorney
  2. b You have no right to have amendment entered after mailing of Notice of Allowance - it's a matter of grace, good and sufficient reason in petition and fee
  3. c Application are examined in order in which they are filed in the US. (Applications are examined on a first come, first served basis)
  4. d Examiner may give the applicant 1 month time period to complete the reply
  5. e PTO accepts a request to publish an SIR in the application

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1) Amendment cancels claims or complies with objections as to form
    2) Places case in condition for allowance or better form for appeal
    3) Adopts suggestions by examiner
    4) Period for reply cannot be extended more than 6 months from the date of the final action
    5) If applicant replies within 2 months from date of mailing of final rejection, and the PTO does not issues an advisory action until after the end of the 3 month shortened period for reply, any extension fee will be calculated from the mailing date of the advisory action
  2. 1) IDS
    2) amendments
    3) arguments in a previously filed appeal or reply brief submitted in reply to a final rejection
  3. It is considered abandoned
  4. Interviews do not occur before a first office action unless it's a continuation (or CPA) or substitute application
    2) No right to an interview after a final rejection
    3) Not normally allowed after filing an appeal brief
  5. The max period is 6 MONTHS; office will notify applicant

5 True/False questions

  1. Any new (not previously examined) application require a fee if1) claims are to a single invention
    2) a search was made
    3) provides copies of closest references
    4) provide detailed discussion of references and why claims are patentable over them. If not met applicant gets second chance to meet them


  2. Which petitions do require a fee?1) safety of recombinant DNA research
    2) superconductivity
    3) HIV/AIDS or cancer
    4) counter-terrorism
    5) biotechnology (small entities)
    6) Prospective manufacture
    7) Actual infringement
    8) Any new application


  3. When should preliminary amendment be filed?received by PTO before first OA is mailed


  4. What is the limit for a Request for Continued Examination (RCE)?No limit as long as done before aboandoned


  5. When are foreign licenses obtainedUS application will be rejected if applicant files in another country before receiving a foreign license (if the invention was made in US).


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