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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 I practiced as a patent agent for about ten years and never had a NOA withdrawn.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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ONLINE ESCORT SERVICE Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Besides a subject matter problem for trying to patent "prostitution via the web," there are other examples. Some cited here: http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21611074-how-new-technology-...
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Scaling based on pixel density (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

I realise the application has already been finally rejected, but I want to add another important piece of prior art anyway: JPEG2000, from… 2000. Any compliant decoder must be able to scale 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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Prior art request for US20120203457 A1 - Showing a calendar on a map with route optimization between points

This application is deemed abandoned as the applicant has not responded to a communication from the patent office. (Abandonment on 1.6.2016)
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Audio Encoding - Audio Hyperlinks (Apple) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

The FLAC audio format, specified publicly between 2001 and 2003, explicitly supports URL linking of picture data within the stream. https://xiph.org/flac/format.html#metadata_block_vorbis_comment ...
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