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5 Matching questions

  1. Most rejections are based on 35 USC 101
  2. Which three entities can suspension of action be performed by?
  3. What is the purpose of an affidavit or declaration of prior invention?
  4. How are changes to the specification made?
  5. Most rejections are based on 35 USC 112 first para
  1. a Changes in the specification are made by submitted a "marked up" version of what needs to be changed and directing the PTO as to where the changes are being made. Paragraph numbering does help.
  2. b 35 USC 101 (patentable subject matter, lack of utility)
  3. c 1) Applicant
    2) the PTO
    3) overlapping applications by same applicant or assignee
  4. d Purpose is to prove that applicant was the first inventor when faced with a reference dated earlier than the application filing date
  5. e 112 first para (written description, enablement and best mode)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1. US patents or published applications and PCT applications (having an international Application date after Nov 29, 2000) designating the US which are published in English, all have 102(e) dates once they publish

    2. The prior art date is the earliest effective US filing date or International filing date once the US application or International Application has published.
  2. the automatic extensions are used up.
  3. - cancellation of claims
    - adoption of Examiner suggestions
    - placing application in condition for allowance
    - replying of office requirement made after First reply
    - correct informalities
    - simplify issues on Appeal
  4. 1) application is owned by US
    2) Publication may be detrimental to public safety
    3) appropriate agency requests suspension
  5. that CANNOT be sworn back.

5 True/False questions

  1. Shortened Statutory Period:

    for responding to a restriction requirement?

    for responding to Ex Parte Quayle actions (action in which all the rejection and objections are formal)

    for responding to all other official actions?


  2. An interview after first action is a matter ofRIGHT


  3. Can a petition for a Public Use Proceeding be filed by a party in an interference?NO

    Rather, the issues must be raised by a motion in the interference


  4. What three ways can a proceeding by terminated?1) Issue fee is not paid when due (can be revived if fee is accepted with petition)
    2) Application in a interference where all claims corresponding to the count lose
    3) After decision by Board or court


  5. Amendment is received in PTO before NOA is mailed, but does not get to examiner until after NOA is mailedIt has same standing as if NOA was not mailed


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