Tuesday, February 18, 2014

USPTO - Examination Guidance and Training Materials

The USPTO has published resources (PDF and Powerpoint slides) that should prove helpful to both applicants and examiners in working through Office actions.

For details see Examination Guidance and Training Materials that discusses:
  • Guidelines for determining compliance with 35 USC 112, including identifying limitations that invoke 35 USC 112(f), means-plus-function limitations
  • Evaluating subject matter eligibility under 35 USC 101
  • Rules of Practice Before the BPAI in Ex Parte Appeals (also useful for PTAB)
  • Examination Guidelines in view of KSR Int'l. Co. v. Teleflex Inc. (Obviousness)
  • Best Practices in Compact Prosecution
  • Interview Practice
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