What are strategies for getting a patent sooner?

What are effective patent strategies? Getting a utility patent can be a long and expensive slog. The utility patent process is fraught with obstacles that may tempt you to feel discouraged. Don’t expect quick and easy results. Without sugarcoating the burdensome process of obtaining utility patents, let’s explore some realistic strategies that may help you […]

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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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Why conduct a patent examiner interview?

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

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