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5 Tips in Preparing for an Examiner Interview


5 Tips in Preparing for an Examiner Interview

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Only a few thousand patent examiners are responsible for issuing actions on hundreds of thousands of patent applications that are filed every year with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Although written correspondence between a patent applicant, or a representative, and an examiner may clear up issues such as misunderstandings in drafted claims, no form […]

3 Keys to Sound Claims Construction

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The importance of sound, patentable claims in a patent application has always been important, but its importance has only increased since the implementation of first-to-file standard in March 2013 in the wake of the America Invents Act. Here are three tips for giving a patent application’s claims section the best foundation for success once you […]

Leveraging Statistics to Improve Patent Prosecution

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On game day, every good coach has made sure his team has practiced and drilled in anticipation of the match, but it is the great coaches who go that extra distance to know everything worth knowing about the opposing team.  It may be a pitcher’s Earned Run Average or a receiver’s Yards After the Catch, […]

Patent Examiner Data Offers Guidance for Advanced Prosecution

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Even when abandoning a patent application makes clear business sense, walking away from that effort without a tangible return can be difficult.

How to Use Hard Data to Respond to Office Actions

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Perseverance and invention have always gone hand in hand. In today’s intellectual property environment, that is true not only for the process of innovation, but for patent prosecution as well.

Early Interview Requests are Best for Some Patent Examiners

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Usually the patent application process is thought of as being conducted through written communications. You and your IP team prepare and submit the application and one of more than 8,000 USPTO examiners is assigned to your application. He or she performs the prior art search, then issues a notice of allowance or an office action, […]