POST FILING PROCEDURE (USPTO OFFICE ACTIONS)
What is a USPTO Office Action? An office action sets forth the basis for any objections, rejections, and allowability.
What does a rejection mean?
Rejections are a normal part of the process.
- They help define what is patentable.
- Often due to existing prior art. –
- The examiner must have a basis to believe someone else may have come up with what you invented before you.
- Can often be overcome.
RECEIVE A REJECTION, BUT DON’T GIVE UP!