#23 Patent Examiner Gameplay · Better Patents Now Podcast

September 29, 2017 Scott Hemmons

Chris and Megan discuss a common strategy patent examiners use, but which may cost applicants unnecessary prosecution dollars. Specifically, many examiners have a habit of requiring an RCE prior to granting an allowance, even when the amendment after final was not significant. Is there really a need for the additional fee and the additional search? What should applicants do when working with examiners who have this tendency?

Segment Type: Educational

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