Questions tagged [examination]

This tag is for questions relating to the examination process of intellectual property right applications. For questions regarding patentability please include the patentability tag. Please also include the relevant tag for the kind of protection - invention patent, utility model or design patent.

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How can an individual participate in the examination process for US Patent Applications?

Is there a mechanism for the public to participate on the examination process of a patent under examination? More specifically, is there a mechanism, for a person or for a company, to submit ...
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When can new prior art be brought during prosecution? How can we help?

I am looking for a clarification ideally for both USPTO and EPO procedures. I thought that: applicant could (must for US) bring new prior art anytime during prosecution until grant (through IDS for ...