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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

The international phase There's no requirement to respond to the ISR or written opinion. While you are provided with the opportunity to file article 19 or 34 amendments and provide arguments, and ...
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Does the USPTO publish example applications?

Regarding examples - The USPTO lets anyone with an internet connection look at every application filed in the last 30 years or so that was published and/or resulted in a patent. All back and forth ...
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Is it practical for a novice to successfully file a patent without hiring a patent lawyer?

An alternative not yet mentioned is to consult with your university's tech transfer office. You should do so under confidentiality agreement or otherwise ensure that they will keep any disclosure ...
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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

Note that after filing the PCT, you won't really need to do anything until December 1, 2019 (30 months after the PCT app priority date), at which point you will incur costs going into the various ...
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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

You will not be able to change the specification or drawings in any manner other than to correct a typo (an error in the text that is clearly an error and clearly only has one way to be fixed can be ...
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Doctrine of Equivalents in Light of USPTO Pro Se Program

There is almost no application of the doctrine of equivalents any more so there is nothing valuable too lose, in current practice. See https://patentlyo.com/patent/2019/05/doctrine-equivalents-...
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What are the decision points associated with filing a USPTO NPA?

EFS-Web is not very user friendly. You probably already looked at the USPTO's guide to EFS-Web. I don't think the EBC Help Desk people - who are very patient and helpful, will be much help with actual ...
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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

Perhaps you can look at it this way. How many countries do you really plan to enter once the PCT Application enters national phase entry. If its only USA or few handful more (say Canada and Europe), ...
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How would I go about abandoning this patent application?

You need not do anything. It will become abandoned by your failure to reply in time (37 CFR 1.135(a)). Nevertheless, if you want, you can expressly abandon your application by filing a letter to this ...
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Software patenting questions

I don't have enough money (not even nearly enough) to file a patent This point seems to come up in many questions. While patent applications seem expensive, they are often only a small part of the ...
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