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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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Does the USPTO owe me any form of compensation if they failed to follow a requested “suspension of action” option, when now it's too late to fix?

The most recent step of the examination process in question was to submit another response to the examiner, which at this point required an RCE and the associated fee. On the RCE form, under ...
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Can a patent owner add more claims by requesting re-examination?

I found a prior art which contains the base part of my invention. It's a granted patent published 5 years back. My patent claims will be narrow to avoid rejection. Can this patent owner, apply for ...
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How can we extract the prosecution history for the reexamination?

The patent US7405443 has been reexamined but the corresponding office action is missing from the file wrapper as well as global dossier.
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What is the strength of the patent, if during re-examination all the independent claims get cancelled and only dependent claims are confirmed?

In the patent US7292151B2, many claims including independent claims have been cancelled during reexamination. However, patentability of corresponding dependent claims is still confirmed. In this case, ...
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Find patents with classification that have been reexamined

The second answer to this question suggest patents.google.com as the best way to search for reexamined patents. However, if I search for the classification 'F25B' and 'reexamination', the results ...
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Method to request reexamination of patent for instructional video

I am in the process of filing a reexamination request for patent 8,605,152: Method and apparatus for yoga class imaging and streaming. Under what grounds would I challenge a patent for an ...
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Where exactly on USPTO site should I look for reexamination process details? [duplicate]

Here's just one example - a question about whether some patent was invalidated during reexamination. This answer says This can be looked up and followed in the USPTO Public PAIR Now I go to http://...
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How does one know if a patent was reexamined?

Is there a public database that show whether a US patent was reexamined or challenged in any other way? If so where is it?
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Is this patent still valid and in force?

http://www.fosspatents.com/2012/12/us-patent-office-declares-steve-jobs.html This news is from 2012/12 and the action was made on 2012/10, but application status is still "grant". Anyone know the ...
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Is there ex parte reexamination statistics narrowed to software patents only?

uspto.gov publish statistics quarterly, but the numbers are averaged from all industries and fields. I am trying to figure out whats chances a software patent had in 2011/2012 to go through a ex parte ...
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