AFCP Pending Appeal

We recently saw a practitioner request feedback regarding a potential strategy under the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0 Program.  The practitioner noticed that an… Read More »AFCP Pending Appeal

New 101 Video on YouTube

We posted our February 2023 seminar entitled, “101 for Practitioners,” on our YouTube channel.

The Onion Papers, Session C

Session C of The Onion Papers recently was posted to YouTube. This session considered non-statutory double patenting rejections, Terminal Disclaimers, and best practices for 2023.



まず、米国の特許審査には次の手順があります。「当該クレームが先行技術に照らして自明である理由を示す一応の証拠を特許審査官がはじめに示す。[そこで]立証責任が[出願人に]移り、出願人が証拠を提出するかまたは反論する。」MPEP 2142(ACCO Brands Corp. v. Fellowes, Inc., 813 F.3d 1361, 1365–66, 117 USPQ2d 1951, 1553-54 (Fed. Cir. 2016)引用)。

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The Name Game

We received a request to discuss the titles and names used by Examiners, attorneys, and guests during interviews at the USPTO.  It’s an area in… Read More »The Name Game