Office Action Elements

Office Action Elements

Office Action is the communication medium between the patent examiner and filer. It states the areas of improvement within the patent application. It includes mistakes, or rejection, in the patent application. To clarify or pass the form from the patent examiner, the possible changes are specified. Just like a patent application, an office action is also[…]

Options To Draft A Patent: Know Them All!

Patent drafting is an art as well as a science, wherein, we need to keep a balance between these two. For quality patent drafting it is important for the draftsperson to have adequate technical knowledge of the invention and at the same time should have acquaintances of drafting rules. What makes patent drafting more complex[…]

Drafting Patent Specification: Guidelines

The patent specification is a written disclosure of invention which is drafted for satisfying patent written requirements as well and to define the claims’ scope. While drafting a patent application claim can be referred from the specification. The only major concern is to know when it is allowed and when it is not allowed. However,[…]

Relative Terminology Will Destroy Patent Draft: Know How?

Relative terminology means short-hand or similar terms that are used in our day-to-day life to refer to any certain entity of concern. The use of relative terminology can be often seen in public speeches, debate, stage shows, etc. to engage the maximum amount of audience. It is appropriate to use relative terms to point out[…]

How to Improve Drafting in Provisional Patent Applications?

Provisional patent applications are preliminary applications that can be filed 12 months before filing a non-provisional application. They include less drafting and formality than a non-provisional application. The provisional applications place the invention in a pending state, and no one else could claim for the same invention within that pending period. Basically, provisional applications are[…]

Why do we need to do Data Validation for Patent Documents?

Data Accuracy is of utmost importance in the arena of patenting and innovation; a single error can make or break your overall goal as regulatory offices like the USPTO and WIPO are very sensitive when it comes to handling patent related data and information. Thus it is important for applicants and other stakeholders to ensure[…]

Role of Background Section in Patent Application

Role of Background Section in Patent Application : Background section is generally considered the place in the patent application where one defines the problem and the prior-art. Although such function of the background section is commonly accepted, it is advisable that the one must be very careful what to disclose and what not to disclose[…]

Provisional Patent Application

What is an Office Action?

The office action is a document written by a patent examiner in response to a patent application after the examiner has examined the application. An office action represents the government’s official position on the pending patent application, where an examining attorney sends an office action to notify an applicant about issues with his or her[…]

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Abstract in Patent Application

Patent application is the purpose of the Abstract is to enable the Patent Office and the public to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The Abstract is directed to what is disclosed in the specification, and not necessarily the claims. In other words, the Abstract is not[…]