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  1. Suspension of action may by an APPLICANT on petition if [1.103(a)]
  2. When is an application recognized as being closed?
  3. Can you petition for suspension of action while there is an action outstanding?
  4. June 8, 1995
  5. Affidavit Practice Under CFR
  1. a CFR 1.131 and 1.132
  2. b - Any application filed on or before June 8, 1995 and has an effective filing date of June 8, 1993 or earlier can use the Transitional Final Rejection practice

    - Any application filed on or after June 8, 1995 are eligible for RCE
  3. c 1) application is under appeal
    2) last office action is final
    3) notice of allowance
    4) Another action that closes prosecution
  4. d No.
  5. e 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)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. - RCE
    - a submission
    - fee

    prior to the earliest of
    -the payment of the issue fee ( unless a 37 CFR 1.313 petition is granted)
    - the filing of a court action (unless that action is terminated)
  2. submitted a "clean" version of the drawing to be amended. A "marked-up" version may optionally submitted
  3. 1) infringing product/method is on the market/in use
    2) comparison to claims made
    3) search of prior art or good knowledge
  4. 35 USC 102 (anticipation)
  5. 1) sufficient capital facilities
    2) will not manufacture w/o granted patent
    3) will manufacture if patent is granted
    4) made a prior art search or has good knowledge of prior art

5 True/False questions

  1. 35 USC 102 (g)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. Where can interviews occur?1) Inventor/applicant
    2) Registered attorney/agent: of record, or using his file, or known by examiner to be local representative of record attorney


  3. In a continuation application, the first action can be made final IFthe rejection is the same as made in the parent


  4. To test an objectionA 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. What submissions are not 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


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