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What is a PTOL-2323?

I recently received a final rejection, called the examiner, received guidance for what amendments I should submit to receive an allowance, made them and filed an AFCP request. The response is that ...
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Can the examiner's use of more than 3 prior art refs in combination be successfully argued as “nonobviousness”?

In attorney-authors Pressman & Tuytschaevers' book Patent It Yourself, in the section on responding to rejections based on combinations of multiple prior art refs to achieve the same result (18th ...
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In the attempt to address claim rejections, how much assistance can I get from the examiner who handled my application?

I have received a First Office Action, and this is a new experience for me. As many had advised and warned me to expect at this stage, the claims are rejected. The examiner's report appears to ...
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Rejection in US

In reference to the patent: US20100065236 Why was it rejected in the US?
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Final rejection using same references after an unarticulated non-final

For an example scenario you get a rejection on your only claim, claim 1. It is rejected under 103 and the examiner cites paragraph [0010] of reference A and the abstract of reference B. Although ...
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Where/how can I find the reason for a rejected patent?

When searching information regarding a specific patent, I am often interested in information on its status, e.g. has it entered national phase in some countries, was it granted or rejected, etc. I ...