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5 Matching questions

  1. Due dates for the following cannot be extended even for cause:
  2. Can interviews be held without obtaining extensions in time?
  3. Can oaths be amended?
  4. Which petitions do require a fee?
  5. What is a preliminary amendment?
  1. a Yes
  2. b No, they just be supplemented or replaced. They cannot be amended except for information disclosed in ADS, ie address and bibliographic information.
  3. c 1) safety of recombinant DNA research
    2) superconductivity
    3) HIV/AIDS or cancer
    4) counter-terrorism
    5) biotechnology (small entities)
    6) Prospective manufacture
    7) Actual infringement
    8) Any new application
  4. d 1. IDS
    2. Any due date set by statute (such as 6 month absolute deadline set for response to Office Action)
    3. The issue fee can now, by statute, be paid late upon a proper showing, but cannot be extended
    4. The deadline for responding to a Notice of Omitted Items (2)
    5. The three month deadline to obtain a refund for a fee paid as a large entity.
    6. Filing Formal Drawings at time Issue Fee is paid.
  5. e One made after, or at the time of filing, but before an action is issued.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. submitted a "clean" version of the drawing to be amended. A "marked-up" version may optionally submitted
  2. 1) Due dates are calculated from PTO mailing date
    2) EOT cannot exceed the 6 month statutory period for Office actions
  3. 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
  4. 112 first para (written description, enablement and best mode)
  5. NO

5 True/False questions

  1. Is an interview before filing permitted?No.


  2. The PTO is prepared to pick up the cost of any extension they cause IFthe applicant activates by responding to a Final Rejection within two months of the mailing date of the Final Rejection. There is a "free period" of 3 months from the mailing date of the Final Action or on the mailing date of the Advisory Action, whichever is later.
    Further extensions are calculated from the end of the "free" period. In NO EVENT can an applicant extend past SIX months.


  3. What is a submission?Bringing an abandoned application back to life.


  4. To revive an application as unintentional revival:1) Adding new matter to an application (must use a CIP for that)
    2) Provisionals
    3) Design applications
    4) Patents under reexaminations (reissues are fine)
    5) Patents and international application filed before June 8, 1995
    6) Application after the filing of notice of appeal or civil suit unless appeal or suit is terminated while application is still pending


  5. What is the difference in the treatment of a supplemental oath or declaration and a supplemental reissue oath or declaration?TWO MONTHS.