5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What is swearing back?
- Two routes exist for reviving an application depending on whether the abandonment was
- If amendment is filed after NOA what must be submitted?
- When responding to a 35 USC 102 rejection, you can only say that the examiner was wrong only is two ways:
- To be a 102 (a) prior act, the acts must be made by "another". What about 102 (b)?
- a establishing a date of invention to remove prior art arising under 102(a) and 102(e) BUT NOT 102(b)
- b The acts can be either of the inventor or another
- c unavoidable OR unintentional.
- d 1) Why it's neccessary
2) Why it requires no additional search or examination;
3) why claims are patentable;
4) why claims were not presented earlier
- e 1. The claim is entitled to an earlier date.
2. The prior art does not actually teach each and every element and limitation of the invention.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 1) Interviews in conference room
2) Videoconferencing are okay (amended)
- No, except in the "no cause" suspension used in CPA or RCE filing. (suspension is no longer than 3 months)
- Petition to director
- 1) Failure to Reply
2) Express Abandonment
3) Termination of Proceedings
- continuation application
5 True/False questions
Period for Reply → 1) If intentional, must remedy within statutory period to avoid abandonment
2) If unintentional, examiner can either accept it or require reply within remaining period or set a new 1 month time limit (extendable); new time limit cannot be given after final OA
If the form of the claim, spec, or drawing (as distinguished from its substance) is improper, an → objection is made
Is it true that in responding to any action, each and every rejection and objection must be addressed? → Yes! Otherwise, the response is incomplete.
Why might a preliminary amendment be refused entry? → One made after, or at the time of filing, but before an action is issued.
When should preliminary amendment be filed? → It is considered abandoned