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Do scientific errors in patent description affect its validity?

Related to this is the concept that the inventor does not need to know, correctly, why something works. If a combination of A and B is great at taking rust off a rusty screw driver and the inventor ...
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For an appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), what is the precise meaning of "twice rejected"?

35 U.S.C. 134 Appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. “(a) PATENT APPLICANT.— An applicant for a patent, any of whose claims has been twice rejected . . .” If the claims are completely ...
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What to do when the examiner does not follow the rules

Call the examiner's supervisor (SPE).
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Second oral proceedings of a European Patent Application

No, your request will not be refused as long as the topic ("the subject") to be discussed is not the same. The refusal of your request for OP would be a substantial procedural violation that ...
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Receiving NFOA way after an appeal brief was filed after a complete final rejection & rejective advisory action, does it indicate room allowance?

An Office Action after an appeal is filed indicates a return to examination. This can be because you have convinced the examiner (or SPE) that there is something wrong with the rejection. They might ...
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What to do when the examiner does not follow the rules

If the SPE doesn't help, call the ombudsman's office or the TC director.
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