5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What about a response to a notice of missing parts?
- Period for Reply
- What is the max period suspension of action by PTO
- How can you respond to an Official Action?
- Can you obtain an extension of time to pay the issue fee?
- a The max period is 6 MONTHS; office will notify applicant
- b 1) Due dates are calculated from PTO mailing date
2) EOT cannot exceed the 6 month statutory period for Office actions
- c By making an amendment or if no changes are made, then Request for Reconsideration
- d Can be extended to 5 months as well.
- e No but you can pay late upon proper showing (unavoidable, unintentional)
5 Multiple choice questions
- The claims appealed are considered without the amendments which were sought in the non-entered response
- 1. process
4. composition of matter
- Special application include:
1) made special by petition
2) reissued applications
3) transferred to different examiner
5) ready for allowance
6) ready for final rejection
7) pending more than 5 years
- NO! Must be filed in advance of the established due date.
- Like an amendment from the applicant so extensions are necessary.
5 True/False questions
The deadline for filing an Appeal Brief is calculated from: → the date the Notice of Appeal is actually received by the Patent Office.
Are amendments after allowance a matter of right? → NO
An applicant for a patent can now establish a date of invention by acts in a NAFTA country after ____ or in a WTO country after ____. → No but you can pay late upon proper showing (unavoidable, unintentional)
How do you change claim wording? → 1) Inventor/applicant
2) Registered attorney/agent: of record, or using his file, or known by examiner to be local representative of record attorney
Amendments After Notice of Allowance → 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