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5 Matching questions

  1. 8 Types of Special Applications
  2. What if examiner thinks applicant's statement is not complete?
  3. Suspension of action may by an APPLICANT on petition if [1.103(a)]
  4. Request for Continued Examination (RCE)
  5. When should preliminary amendment be filed?
  1. a Examiner may give the applicant 1 month time period to complete the reply
  2. b Special application include:
    1) made special by petition
    2) reissued applications
    3) transferred to different examiner
    4) interference
    5) ready for allowance
    6) ready for final rejection
    7) pending more than 5 years
    8) reexaminations
  3. c 1) Good and sufficient cause
    2) Applicant must specify time of requested suspension (not to exceed 6 months)
    3) must pay fee (unless PTO's fault)
    4) no response can be due from applicant (i.e., no outstanding Office Actions)
  4. d A RCE provides a way for an applicant to obtain continued examination of an application after prosecution has closed by filing a submission and paying a fee. If a subsequent action is made final, an applicant can get continued examination again by filing submission and fee.
  5. e 1) Should be filed after app gets app number and filing date if not filed with original app
    2) Should be filed with original app if claims are canceled to reduce the filing fee
    3) For CPA's, preliminary amendments must be filed on the filing date of the CPA

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 1) Applicant's health (w/ doctor's certificate)
    2) Applicant is 65 or over
    3) invention will materially enhance the quality of the environment
    4) invention will materially contribute to energy resource development or conservation
  2. 1) nature of changes to claims or spec that would result from entry of amendment;
    2)state of preparation of first OA as of date of receipt or pre. Amendment
  3. 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
  4. Applicant should submit declaration along with a petition to withdraw the application from issue and fee.
  5. It will be accepted as a complete reply--safe harbor

5 True/False questions

  1. What submissions are allowed with a RCE?1) IDS
    2) amendments
    3) arguments in a previously filed appeal or reply brief submitted in reply to a final rejection

          

  2. Suspension of action may by an APPLICANT (new) [1.103(d)]1) filed along with a request for CPA
    2) must specify time of requested suspension (no more than 3 months)
    3) fee

          

  3. If amendment is filed after NOA what must be submitted?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

          

  4. What does RCE do?A final rejection is any second or later rejection, unless: new rejection of claim that was not added or substantively amended; rejection is based on newly cited art other than info submitted and IDS.

          

  5. Suspension of action may by an APPLICANT by request if [1.103(b)]1) Good and sufficient cause
    2) Applicant must specify time of requested suspension (not to exceed 6 months)
    3) must pay fee (unless PTO's fault)
    4) no response can be due from applicant (i.e., no outstanding Office Actions)