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Yes. In a USPTO pdf it states - "Once you have your Customer Number, you must also associate your current patent applications with it. . . . - Download and complete the Customer Number Upload Spreadsheet To get more information and to download this form you can go to Electronic Business Center. People at the EBC are very helpful for this type of question. ...


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Minime, That's a good question. The patent was subject to re-exam and all claims stand rejected in a non-final office action. George White or others on the AskPatents site may be able to provide more color on the the enforceability of a patent during re-exam proceedings as well as the prosecution history of this patent, which seems to be convoluted and ...


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Does "Reasons for Allowance" imply that there is a high probability of this application to be granted in the near future. Yes. 37 CFR § 1.104(e) provides: If the examiner believes that the record of the prosecution as a whole does not make clear his or her reasons for allowing a claim or claims, the examiner may set forth such reasoning. The reasons ...


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In 2003 the PTO started and provided patent file histories on the PAIR electronic Image File Wrapper site. However the Non-Patent Lit (NPL) documents are not available due to copyright issues. Also the older patent file wrappers/histories are not yet available on the PAIR system. NPL and older patent file histories can be obtained from vendors such as ...


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That's a patent application, not a grant. Usually a granted patent is identifiable on Google patents site: the document's Publication type in the blue cartouche shows Grant as opposed to Application the cartouche shows the corresponding Application Number on the following line the Discuss this Application blue button reads Discuss this Patent instead there ...


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At the point in time you can see an application in both systems, you see the same thing. Private PAIR allows you to see applications you have filed that are associated with your customer number. An inventor, or anyone, can get a USPTO Customer Number. When an application is published it is visible on Public PAIR, before that it is only visible to the ...


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The documents are submitted by the applicants in writing or pdf. Getting text from them requires OCR, there's no way around that.


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If you look it up in Public PAIR and click on the Image File Wrapper tab, you will see - 03-27-2018 N/AP Notice of Appeal Filed Rather than responding with a RCE/response/amendment to the final rejection, the application has filed for the first steps of an appeal. Along the way it has had other "final" rejections and also went abandoned briefly in ...


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The answer to the original question is Yes. In our experience, the entry in the Transaction History, "Reasons for Allowance" is strongly suggestive that the Examiner's supervisor has approved the allowance. I am guessing that the actual document may have been prepared and recorded but is not in the IFR prior to the Notice of Allowance is posted, but that's ...


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I looked the example application up successfully both ways, just now. If it happens to you again I would call the USPTO Electronic Business Center. They are open until midnight EST.


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Assuming you have access to the file on PAIR, any updates should essentially be in real time. In other words, once an office action response (or other document) is filed in a publicly available case, that filling immediately becomes public.


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Yes it is broader but was never granted a patent, applicant failed to reply examiner objections. status on date 10-23-2009-- Abandoned -- Failure to Respond to an Office Action presently no child applications are pending for this application and it seems all doors are closed for this application. you are also requested to refer Ask patents another ...


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As a self-appointed Unix guru ;-) 😉 and in accordance with StackExchange's roots, I ended up using command-line tools like "pdftk" and "perl" to solve this problem. On an Apple Mac: install "pdftk" command-line tool (directly or via MacPorts) install perl copy this script into a text file and run it with a path to the Image File Wrapper PDF as argument. ...


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Did you take a look at How does one know if a patent was reexamined? All your answers with graphical illustrations are there.


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