THE ROLE OF THE USPTO EXAMINER vs. THE ROLE OF THE APPLICANT
The Examiner plays a critical role in the prosecution of your US patent application.
- Read and understand the application
- Search for prior art
- Evaluate the specification and claim(s)
- Respond by issuing office action(s) describing findings
- Hold interviews, as requested
ROLE OF THE APPLICANT
- File a complete application
- Disclose all known prior art
- Prepare response to examiner office actions on your own or through counsel.