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  1. To revive an application as unintentional revival:
  2. Any second or Final Rejection can be appealed but no first action can be appealed except in a
  3. In an interview, if the examiner does not record in writing the substance of each telephone or personal communication THEN
  4. Which statute governs RCE?
  5. When is an application recognized as being closed?
  1. a - the required reply
    - fee
    - a statement that the entire delay was unintentional
    - any necessary terminal disclaimer/fee
  2. b 35 USC 132 (b)
  3. c continuation application
  4. d the applicant has the obligation to do so.
  5. e 1) application is under appeal
    2) last office action is final
    3) notice of allowance
    4) Another action that closes prosecution

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. - scientific principles and mathematical discoveries
    - atomic weapons
    - devices useful for only illegal purposes
    - a method of doing business
    - thing which are naturally occurring
    - a method which is purely mental
  2. 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
  3. are normally not granted.
  4. 1) infringing product/method is on the market/in use
    2) comparison to claims made
    3) search of prior art or good knowledge
  5. - prospective manufacture
    - infringement
    - safer DNA
    - HIV / AIDS and cancer
    - Superconductivity materials
    - biotech applications filed by a small entity
    - For the asking
    --claims to a single invention are presented or the inventor agrees to accept any restriction
    --the results of a ptentability search are presented
    a copy of each reference located is submitted
    a detailed dicussion of those references is provided
    --the procedure contemplates an interview during the initial three month response period following a first action to resolve

5 True/False Questions

  1. 35 USC 102 sets forth 7 acts and documents under which a patent cannot be obtained.they are needed for proper disclosure and require no substantial work on the part of the examiner.


  2. Suspension for public safety or defense by PTO if1) application is owned by US
    2) Publication may be detrimental to public safety
    3) appropriate agency requests suspension


  3. Suspension for Statutory Invention Registration (SIR) if:PTO accepts a request to publish an SIR in the application


  4. An untimely response in prosecuting an application results in abandonment. What about reexamination?1) filed along with a request for continued examination RCE
    2) must specify time of requested suspension (3 months)
    3) fee


  5. What is the limit for a Request for Continued Examination (RCE)?Two months but this is not statutory; therefore, it can be extended to 5 months


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