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Questions tagged [prosecution]

The process of pursuing getting a patent. Sometimes used to mean every step in that process but sometimes used to mean all of the steps after the initial filing.

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Is there a way to get public pair final/non-final rejection documents in textual form?

I'm looking for easiest way to get textual information from public pair documents, examiner rejection documents to be specific. All the patent prosecution documents it seams are in pdf-image format. ...
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Limit on number of “Office Actions”/Reasoned Communications at EPO?

There are two scenarios where I am unsure what the practical limit on the number of "Communications"/objections from an EPO examiner would be. However, I do realize that the annuity fee requirement ...
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Examiner Cited Disclosed Art 3 Years After the fact in a 102 Rejection

I have an outstanding patent application that has gone through 5 Office Actions, 9 prior art citations, and one improper final office action withdrawn by the TC Director over the past 3 years. On the ...
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Just got an extended European search report with Unity rejection, how can I do to argue with the Examiner?

Just got an extended European search report with Unity rejection, stating that the the application does not meet the requirement of unity according to Article 82 EPC, the reason being as follows: ...
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is the indirectly claimed priority valid?

There are: application A filed Mar.1 2017, claims the priority of application B; application B filed Feb.1 2017, claims the priority of application C; application C, filed Jan.1 2017. However, app A ...
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When an element (uncountable noun) is introduced for the first time, is there any introcductory article needed?

As I know, when an element is introduced for the first time, it is generally preceded by an indefinite article ('a' or 'an'). Although some exceptions exist for “means” and plural recitations. However,...
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What exactly is Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)?

The Wikipedia page on this does not have much information, nor any mention of prosecution. A few questions related to this come to mind: What is PPH and how does one use/benefit from it? Who is ...
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Are examination and re-examination proceedings publicly available?

Is there any way to read the proceedings of a patent prosecution or a re-examination? Public would be great of course, but so far I have not found even a fee-based resource so I wonder if proceedings ...