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Messages - Warren Barquist

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Thx for all your collective advice.  It befuddles me as to how the PTO can't simplify this uploading process, or at the very least, make their GUI more human-factor appropriate.  The PTO needs to be block-chained / A.I.'d outsourced.

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I find the uploading of prior art docs onto EFS for the IDS to be EXTREMELY time consuming.  The pdf's that I get from my clients always need to be re-pdf'd so that they conform to USPTO requirements (embedded fonts etc).  When i get 20+ references to re-pdf, it becomes  a major hassle.

Any advice?

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I have a question, not sure if it fits in here... I tried calling USPTO today, Friday DEC 29 at 3 pm EST... the recording said it's an Official Holiday.  WTF!!???

Aside from this obvious question... My question to you, my fellow practitioners is:  I have a foreign patent app (not PCT) which was filed on DEC 28, 2016 in China.  It is now DEC 29, 2017.  Is there any way I can still claim the priority ?

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I have existing jpegs, but no shading or contour lines yet.

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Can anyone recommend a cheap / easy software to help me prepare shadings and contour lines?

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Copyright Forum / Mask Works - Semiconductor IC layout
« on: 12-13-17 at 06:43 pm »
After the 10 year term, can I renew a Mask Work? For what term?  How much is the renew fee?

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Thx again for all these great pieces of advice.  This blog is the absolute best.  I cannot thank u all enough.  Yes, I'm a mbr of NY and NJ bars.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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I'm not sure what the current state of the law is with 103, but if my application is being examined under AIA's 103, Please answer me this:  The Examiner did not give ANY rationale in his 103 rejections of my claims.  He just said "...it would have been obvious to combine..."

Should I simply respond by saying the Office failed to provide a rationale?  Or do I need to say more?

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Thanks everyone for your insights!

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Wysebridge is much better

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I passed the patent bar awhile ago.  Btw, I never studied patent law in school.  These patents and OA's are sooo incomprehensible.  PLEASE, I need one or two good handbooks on PATENT PROSECUTION.  ANY advice will be appreciated.

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Can I insert a graphic (drawing) into a claim (in order to claim an element)?  Or must I use words alone?

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In my utility app, if I want to claim the shape of an element, would it be OK to insert a graphic in the claim, or must I describe it with words alone?

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Patent Agent/Lawyer Careers / Re: The next big thing
« on: 10-24-14 at 01:59 pm »
To dazed-n-Confused:  Yes, sir Mr. Robinson,,, btw, it was just a handshake, sir.

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Patent Agent/Lawyer Careers / Re: The next big thing
« on: 10-24-14 at 11:06 am »
Yeah, i know, I'm just trying to keep the dialogue abbreviated.  I don't mean any offense.  Hey, I admire their success.

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