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First Office Action
« on: Oct 10th, 2007, 1:18pm »
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Does anyone know is a first office action issued by the Patent Office prior to Publicaiton of the application?
 
Also, what is the typical time to receive an Office Action after an application is filed?
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Re: First Office Action
« Reply #1 on: Oct 10th, 2007, 1:31pm »
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The time period varies.   I have received a first and a second before the publication.  I have applications published currently that have not received any action at all.  It really depends on how impacted the art unit is.
 
 
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Re: First Office Action
« Reply #2 on: Oct 14th, 2007, 6:37pm »
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If you have PAIR access, you can see the projected first OA date (number of months until the first office action).  I am not sure how accurate it is though.
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Re: First Office Action
« Reply #3 on: Oct 14th, 2007, 6:46pm »
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A call to the Examiner is usually helpful.  Most will tell you where they are in date queue.
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Re: First Office Action
« Reply #4 on: Oct 14th, 2007, 7:31pm »
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If you have access to private PAIR, there is a First Action Prediction Tab.
 
I just checked one of our applications filed on Aug 20, and it predicts the first office action in 13 months.
 
In general, it is different on a case by case basis.  
 
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