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Oct 2003 Afternoon Question Help
« on: May 21st, 2007, 5:41pm »
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I'm studying for the patent bar and in reviewing question 6 of the Oct 2003 exam questions, I'm a little confused and helpless in deciphering the MPEP. I was wondering if someone can help me with the some questions I've listed below.
 
1. What does the term "material" mean (MPEP 2001.05 and 37 CFR 1.56(a, c))?
2. Can someone explain to me why Tip does not have to disclose his concerns to the USPTO?
 
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Oct 2003 Afternoon Question Help
« Reply #1 on: May 22nd, 2007, 2:19pm »
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Essentially Tip is concerned that his invention is only theoretical.   However there is nothing wrong with filing an application on a theoretical invention.  Unless some issue is raised in which the inventor or his representatives want to assert that the invention has been tested and works then Tips concerns are not material.   In this case there are no facts making the concerns relevant.
 
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