Posts Tagged: foam

Understanding the Patent Process: Rejections vs. Objections

The refusal to grant claims because the subject matter as claimed is considered unpatentable is called a “rejection.” The term “rejected” is used by the patent examiner …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 1

More Applicants Should Use the First Action Interview Program

The First Action interview (FAI) program affords applicants a no-fee opportunity to speak with examiners early during prosecution, before the examiner has invested the time to prepare …

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
9 years ago 1

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
10 years ago 3

USPTO Backlog: Patent Pendency Out of Control

The average pendency of U.S. patent applications is out of control.  Everyone involved in the industry knows this to be true, but it might be easy …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 25