In reference to the patent: US20080178629
The most recent legal event listed on this patent is "dead", what does that mean? Was it abandoned or does it mean that the application was denied for some reason?
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You can check USPTO PAIR to see a history of the patent prosecution. I glanced at the document. The examiner objected the application because its claims encompass dissimilar species and requested that the applicant elect the restriction. The applicant never responded and the application was deemed abandoned.