Did your patent application get rejected by a USPTO examiner? Fear not. This is more common than you think. But don’t go it alone this time around – hire a registered Patent Attorney to help you make the right changes and speak with the examiner directly to navigate your way to allowance.
Check out the linked PDF for an example of what the “back and forth” can look like over the course of 2+ years when filing a patent application at the USPTO.
Non-Final Patent Rejections
Our Bold Patents Patent Attorneys will work with you to propose a patent amendment, argument or both that will achieve the most amount of patent rights for you while making sure the patent examiner’s rejections are addressed fully.
Final Patent Rejections
While they sound truly “final” – these are by no means the end! Our Patent Attorneys have been very successful in responding to Final rejections by using the After Final Consideration Pilot Program (AFCP) and the Request for Continued Examination (RCE).
When an examiner has become too stubborn or when an examiner has made a mistake and considerations around timing or other circumstances cannot allow for an RCE – an appeal is sometimes the best option. Our team is poised and prepared to represent you and your Patent application before the PTAB to appeal by patent amendment or legal argument.
There are many different types of petitions available for the patent owner while a patent application is pending. Bold Patents attorneys are experienced in proposing petitions to the USPTO supervisors and directors for special consideration. Making these petitions is important to get the precise wording, formality and substance.
Choosing the Right Patent Attorney
It can be difficult to know how to select a patent attorney to represent you in your patent amendment, argument, or other patent office action. Choosing a firm that is dedicated to patent law matters and that offers a range of patent services can provide confidence that your lawyer is experienced with patent laws, applications, litigation, and appeals. Look for an attorney that provides convenient, dedicated representation with transparent pricing. Ultimately, you can benefit from selecting a patent attorney who is committed to helping you reach your goals.