One of the biggest challenges of patent prosecution is passing the litmus test of patentability, which embodies itself in the form of objections/rejections raised by the patent office. Preparing a response to patent office objections/rejections requires high skill levels with a blend of techno-legal expertise.
An office action response includes both legal and technical arguments that should coexist harmoniously to rebut the rejections/objections raised in the office action. While legal arguments are based on one's familiarity with patent laws and manuals, the technical arguments are based on technical understanding of the claimed invention and the cited art. In addition, understanding the examiners contention and appreciation of the claim element and cited art is imperative for drafting a response to office action.
Office Action Response Aid (OARA) is a MS-Word based tool that includes a summary of technical arguments and bibliographic details covering prosecution complexity and additional details from the file wrapper, that an attorney would want to consider while drafting an office action response. OARA can also be used to arrive at business decisions based on an implicit indication of relevance of a cited art with respect to claimed invention. Additional features such as recommendations to include unclaimed features, indication of stale amendments, single party infringement of claims, patent family details, characterization of prior art, etc. save a lot of time invested in drafting the office action response.
Clairvolex has rich experience in assisting various law firms and corporations around the globe and in preparing complete response to rejections/objections raised by the local patent offices. The quality of every OARA is maintained by an internal three level quality check - review of technical inputs by a technology expert, legal review by a patent attorney, and bibliographic data/ formatting by peers. Clairvolex is committed to provide accurate technical inputs in a time bound fashion with an appreciable cost advantage.
Case Study - Office Action Response Aid
An office action response includes both legal and technical arguments that coexist harmoniously in order to rebut the objections/rejections raised in the office action. While legal arguments... Read more...