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Regarding the impact on patent rights after responding to OA (Office Actions) for family patent applications in multiple countries

I would like to seek advice on a matter. For a patent to be protected in multiple countries (such as the IP5 countries), a common strategy involves submitting a PCT application based on the priority ...
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How to understand options for filing an Extension of Time request for OA response?

From MPEP documentation I am not understanding the difference between forms for 37 CFR 1.136(a) vs. 37 CFR 1.136(b). The former clearly states the relevant fees; the other does not. The latter one (b) ...
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Is it more difficult and/or costly to reopen an application if abandoned after a 1st OA rejection, or after a final rejection in the 2nd OA?

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 ...
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Strategies for OA rejections on CIP when same claims allowed by different examiner for a preceding CON

I have a first OA on a CIP wherein the examiner has rejected claims identical to ones allowed in a related CON (actually granted now), which had a different examiner. (The rejections are not stated to ...
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Use of phrase "teach or disclose" in OA responses

The question is in context of a response attempting to overcome the examiner's cited prior art in a rejection. If stating that the prior art in question doesn't exactly address the point being used ...
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Reply to US Design Patent Office Action(amend to lines)

I have received an office action. In this action, the examiner pointed that, in figure 7, there are some solid contour lines that are not shown in Figs. 1-6. Could i delete these lines directly or ...
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