I have an open application with a first OA rejection, which of course is typical. My only intention with this application is to have an open, potentially modifiable application associated with granted patents, in the hope of selling the family. However I don't want to spend any more money and time than absolutely necessary to keep it open. Assuming I ever get any acquisition interest – Which looks better (or, less undesirable) and could be more useful to a potential buyer of a family including an opened application:
- An opened application abandoned after the first OA, due to not responding to the OA response deadline, or
- An opened application abandoned after the 2nd OA (typically, a "final rejection" that isn't really final, but requires an RCE and associated cost)?
If #2, then best to proceed with some kind of response that will likely fail (while I still have a no-charge option to respond)?