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You may be able to claim priority to the PCT application if it designated the United States. The USPTO has a petitions webpage that provides information concerning the petition you should file to claim priority to the PCT application. Bear in mind though that in the petition you must state that the delay in claiming priority was unintentional and you must ...


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Yes, but it depends upon the claims. If the claims in the continuation are different enough from the claims in the granted patent there might be no issue of double patenting at all. If the examiner asserts that you do have double patenting it will most likely be the judicially created "obviousness" type. You can argue that the examiner is wrong or ...


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You can use drawings and there is no page limit or excess page fee. Of course you need to understand that you are trying to convince and less might be more. It may be difficult to get color images through the system. You may be able to get an interview over Webex or whatever the approved system the USPTO is currently using at which time you can hold up your ...


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Since it is before the first actions on the merit there are no fees due of any certificate needed. You already may know that it is best practice to error on the side of disclosure.


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They do not have a hard limit by statute (like you do) but you can (possibly) get time added to the end of your patent term if they exceed 4 months. Under 35 U.S.C. 154 b 1 A they need to - (ii) respond to a reply under section 132, or to an appeal taken under section 134, within 4 months after the date on which the reply was filed or the appeal was taken . ...


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The figures are called figures. A label called "drawings" might be the number of drawing sheets, which would be less than or equal to the number of figures.


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