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If your attorney were to receive high number of non-final office actions, does that mean lack experience or that the claims lack evidence?

Does a high number of non-final office actions indicate a attorney is inexperienced or intentionally dragging on the timeline to make more money? What is "high?" :Is there anyway to figure ...
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(International) How does the client independently obtain substantiated expenses/reciepts/ invoices, non-final office-action letters for patents?

How does the client find the substantiated expenses/receipts for international and general patent filing/annuities without asking the patent lawyer for a copy? Does one ask for serial numbers, or what ...
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Does adding an Applicant's other patent as prior art to a nonfinal first office action in response to a claim rejection require a reexamination?

If I add my recently issued patent as an argument or citation for patentability and non-obviousness in support of a claim rejection on a nonfinal first office action, will the patent have to go ...
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After NFOA, can you amend your independent claim by subject matter in your description although not claimed first without substantial repercussions?

It is a general practice to pull in dependent claims into the independent claim after the first NFOA to make it pass with a narrower scope especially when a dependent claim has already received Notice ...
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Is the "Notification Date" the same as the "Mailing Date of [the Office Action]"? ...and relating ambiguities

An NFOA includes that the "[s]hortened statutory period for reply is set to expire 3 months from the mailing date of [that] communication"; however, the language mailing date appears rather ...
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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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After a non-final rejection how can I respond with a traversal?

So far I've always responded to non-final rejections with an amendment and arguments/remarks, so I've filed "Amendment/Req. Reconsideration-After Non-Final Reject" together with "Claims" and "...
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Non-Final Action response timeframe?

What is the deadline time frame for a Non-Final Restriction Requirement, one month or two months?
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