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Any Chance the USPTO will accept 3D Models as Digital Prototypes in the future?

Not an answer. Just comment too long to fit the comment section. Such feature won't be seen as essential or even necessary. When studying patents, I sometimes feel that "Geeze, I need a 3D model to ...
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Prototype developed outside of work, employer wants me to finalize work in house. Do I automatically lose my IP?

Assuming your invention is completely unrelated to your work, I would first negotiate with your employer before allowing them any access. If fact I wouldn't have disclosed it to your boss without ...
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Why would an examiner decline demonstration of an invention?

MPEP § 713.01 provides (among other things): An interview should be had only when the nature of the case is such that the interview could serve to develop and clarify specific issues and lead to a ...
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Prototype requirement and patent enablement wrt written description requirements

The document WO1997013970A1 is not a patent. It is a publication of an international patent application. There is no corresponding U.S. Patent. More details on this international application are ...
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Prototype requirement and patent enablement wrt written description requirements

In the United States, your patent application must be enabling, meaning that somebody of ordinary skill in the art could practice the invention after reading the patent application. There is no ...
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