Posts Tagged: office action


CAFC may consider whether an inter partes reexamination was properly instituted based on the presence or withdrawal of a party

In re AT&T Intellectual Prop. II, L.P., Appellant AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P. (“AT&T”) appealed from a final decision of the Patent …

How NOT to Respond to an Office Action

On September 19, 2016, a pro-se inventor filed an Office Action Response that will go down in the annals of Patent Office history right up there with the Are …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 36

The Top 10 Patent Law Firms that Lose the Fewest Independent Claims

When measuring the overall success and efficiency of a law firm’s patent prosecution practice, there are several metrics available, including overall allowance rate, time to disposition, …
By James Cosgrove
2 years ago 19

Examiners Begin Issuing Alice Rejections for Software

He says he has seen the below form paragraph twice within a week. Most alarming, in one case the form paragraph came in the form of a …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 26

USPTO Extends First Action Interview Pilot Program

On July 9, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that they are extending the First Action Interview (FAI) Pilot Program. The extension of the program …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

Do Corporate Giants Fare Better at the US Patent Office?

It does seems clear that the allowance rate for large corporations is much higher than the average allowance rate for all patent applications. But does that suggest …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 12

An Overview of the U.S. Patent Process

For example, does a hair dryer with integrated radio, beer bottle opener, shaving cream dispenser that floats sound marketable? Perhaps as a gag gift maybe, but the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3