Posts Tagged: After Final Consideration Pilot


An Examiner’s Tips For Speedier Patent Prosecution

Interactions between patent examiners and patent practitioners are often tense. At worst, these interactions can be an exercise in restraint with both parties thinly veiling their disdain …

Strategic Considerations Before Filing and During Early Stages of Patent Prosecution

Under the AIA and through its own initiatives, the USPTO has developed many programs that facilitate the prosecution of applications through the Office. Applicants should consider the …
By Carey Jordan
4 years ago 0

News & Notes for September 2013

Clouding IP Faces Inter Partes Review at the USPTO. ***** Goodlatte's Second "Discussion Draft" of Patent Reform Legislation. ***** IPO White Paper Calls for Update to Patent Examination System. ***** …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

USPTO Extends After Final Pilot; USPTO Adds Advancement of Examination Option to Law School Clinic Program

If you have not tried to use the After Final Pilot you should really give it a try. At our firm we have found examiners quite willing …
By U.S.P.T.O.
6 years ago 0

New PTO Initiative Gives More Opportunities to Amend After Final

All and all this seems like a positive development. If you do provide a claim set that defines the invention from broad to narrow it seems extremely …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 12

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