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Can I reclaim the broken line features in Design application drawings during prosecution?

MPEP 1504.04 discusses converting originally disclosed broken lines to solid lines: "an amendment that changes the scope of a design by either converting originally-disclosed solid line structure ...
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Delayed PCT Priority Claim to US Application

You may be able to claim priority to the PCT application if it designated the United States. The USPTO has a petitions webpage that provides information concerning the petition you should file to ...
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Is there any page limit or fee for "Applicant Arguments/Remarks Made in an Amendment"?

You can use drawings and there is no page limit or excess page fee. Of course you need to understand that you are trying to convince and less might be more. It may be difficult to get color images ...
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Can I bring the content from parent provisional application to a continuation?

Since the provisional was incorporated by reference, you can amend in any material from it that you like. And a continuation that only has material from the provisional + the parent will not need to ...
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Is it possible to amend the description of a PCT to include content from a priority application?

Yes, with some buts. Below I reproduce item 6.027 of the PCT Applicant's Guide; you should review the following items too, however. You have 2 months from either the date when you first filed the PCT ...
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How to respond to Australian subsection 40(3) objection

I'm a U.S. patent agent but am not particularity knowledgeable about the AU patent system. I dealt with them through a local firm. However,40(3) is very short . "(3) The claim or claims must be ...
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What MUST be included in US non-provisional and PCT first filing, what can be added in amendments?

I will just include the mandatory recommendation here to get a patent attorney. If your invention is worth protecting, it's worth protecting properly. Otherwise, you're just throwing money away at ...
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Amendments that can be filed at the same time as entering U.S. national stage?

Is it possible to file amendments for the descriptions/drawings at the same time as entering US national phase? Yes. Preliminary amendments can be filed when a PCT application enters the national ...
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Can I reclaim the broken line features in Design application drawings during prosecution?

I have seen many office actions on design patent applications that we have worked over years, In most cases examiner will not allow reclaiming a portion of the design by converting broken line to ...
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