How to Respond to a Patent Office Action

Responding to a Patent Office Action Since the probability is high that a utility non-provisional patent application will be rejected at least once, you should expect to receive an Office Action. If and when that Office Action is issued, don’t be surprised or disappointed. Recognize that it’s a normal part of the patenting process and […]

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What is a Patent Office Action?

What is a patent Office Action? After waiting one to two years (or longer) from your filing date to hear back from the USPTO, you finally receive a letter from the patent examiner assigned to your utility non-provisional patent application. This letter, called an “Office Action,” contains the examiner’s initial determination of the allowability of your patent application. […]

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