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Second oral proceedings of a European Patent Application

A European Application has been filed. The Examining Division raised a "lack of sufficient disclosure" and a "lack of clarity" objection against the Application. The Examining ...
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Receiving NFOA way after an appeal brief was filed after a complete final rejection & rejective advisory action, does it indicate room allowance?

Bob receives a final rejection in August, 2020, without anything allowed or even indicated that any change could over come the rejections and allowance could be achieved. Bob files a files an action ...
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For an appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), what is the precise meaning of "twice rejected"?

It appears that I will have to appeal the decision of an examiner, and if I could do so without waiting for a final rejection, I might be able to catch the tail end of the Fast-Track Appeals Program, ...
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Do scientific errors in patent description affect its validity?

I know that my question has been addressed in a couple of posts on this forum (see for example this question), however I want to delve a little deeper. There are patents which contain clear scientific ...
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What to do when the examiner does not follow the rules

The examiner of one of the patent applications that I am prosecuting is not following the rules. First, he ignored a request for a preliminary interview. Then he made unwarranted objections, first ...
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