What is an Advisory Action (AA)?

What is an Advisory Action? In response to a Final Office Action, an applicant has the option file an after-final response without a Request for Continued Examination. Such an after-final response, however, is a gamble. Unless allowable subject matter has been indicated, most examiners will not accept the amendments and arguments in reply to a […]

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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. It’s a judgment call that depends on whether the examiner will be […]

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