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Petitions Filed After Final Dismissed as Moot: USPTO Runs Down the Clock (Part IV)

Late entry of an after final petition, either by design or happenstance, strongly correlates with the petition being further delayed and ultimately being dismissed as moot.

Julie Burke

Julie Burke

Michael Spector

Michael Spector

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Late-Filed Petitions Dismissed as Untimely: No Apparent Rhyme nor Reason (Part III)

During the course of our review, we identified three recent instances in which the practice of dismissing petitions as untimely was expanded to dismiss timely-filed petitions.

Julie Burke

Julie Burke

Michael Spector

Michael Spector

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Newly created First Action Final Rejection policy adds unnecessary complications to patent prosecution

Based on an obscure and essentially uncirculated 2017 final agency decision (“FA Decision”), the USPTO recently revised Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (“MPEP”) § 706.07(b) to retroactively impose a first action final rejection (“FAFR”) legal standard that creates uncertainty and significantly reduces patent applicant’s options.

Julie Burke

Julie Burke

William Smith

William Smith

Michael Spector

Michael Spector

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A USPTO Examination Policy Change You May Have Missed

With little fanfare, the latest Manual of Patent Examining Procedure revision in June inserted a subtle, but potentially significant, change to the first-action final rejection practice that may make the patent examination process more costly for patent applicants, and more profitable for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Julie Burke

Julie Burke

David Gass

David Gass

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Introducing Petition.ai

Petition.ai Launches the First Comprehensive Searchable Database of USPTO Patent Petition Documents. Significantly increase the likelihood of getting a petition granted on the first attempt while saving time and effort, relieving stress and reducing uncertainty.

Michael Spector

Michael Spector

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