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. • Rejections can often be overcome.