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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. What is swearing back?
  2. Two routes exist for reviving an application depending on whether the abandonment was
  3. If amendment is filed after NOA what must be submitted?
  4. When responding to a 35 USC 102 rejection, you can only say that the examiner was wrong only is two ways:
  5. To be a 102 (a) prior act, the acts must be made by "another". What about 102 (b)?
  1. a establishing a date of invention to remove prior art arising under 102(a) and 102(e) BUT NOT 102(b)
  2. b The acts can be either of the inventor or another
  3. c unavoidable OR unintentional.
  4. 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
  5. 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. 1) Interviews in conference room
    2) Videoconferencing are okay (amended)
  2. No, except in the "no cause" suspension used in CPA or RCE filing. (suspension is no longer than 3 months)
  3. Petition to director
  4. 1) Failure to Reply
    2) Express Abandonment
    3) Termination of Proceedings
  5. continuation application

5 True/False questions

  1. Period for Reply1) 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


  2. If the form of the claim, spec, or drawing (as distinguished from its substance) is improper, anobjection is made


  3. Is it true that in responding to any action, each and every rejection and objection must be addressed?Yes! Otherwise, the response is incomplete.


  4. Why might a preliminary amendment be refused entry?One made after, or at the time of filing, but before an action is issued.


  5. When should preliminary amendment be filed?It is considered abandoned


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