What is an After-Final Response?

What is an after-final response? An after-final response refers to a reply to a Final Office Action that is filed without a Request for Continued Examination (RCE). After-final responses should be used judiciously depending upon the specific circumstances of a particular patent application. Think of an after-final response as an alternative to an RCE that […]

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Why conduct patent examiner interviews?

What is a patent examiner interview? A simple truth is often overlooked in the back-and-forth written communications with the USPTO: patent examiners are human. An examiner interview is a conversation between your attorney¬†and the USPTO examiner reviewing your application. While the interview might take place in person, the discussion typically occurs over the telephone or […]

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