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Regarding legal options after rejection due to "undue search burden"

A restriction requirement is not a rejection. It does require a response selecting among the options presented by the examiner as to which claims the applicant chooses to have examined in the present ...
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Withdrawal of Notice of Allowance

It is rare. I practiced as a patent agent for about ten years and never had a NOA withdrawn. Finding other cases where this happened might not be of much help. Until you see the office action you and ...
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Is a rejected patent application considered prior art under "first to file"?

Update #2: Under the scenario described above, when Company B filed post-AIA, "first inventor to file" a prior, published patent application from Company A is not prior art under 102(B)(2)(b) from ...
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