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Patent Prosecution Support

Introduction

Patent Prosecution is not merely a process of interaction between an Applicant and/or his Legal Representative and a Patent Office with respect to patentability of a patent application, but, for the Applicant, it is also a test of legal and technical competence that it believes the Legal Representative possesses. Patent prosecution is highly individualized and reflects the underlying skill set of each Attorney as the patent prosecution process itself involves high level of technical negotiation and interpretation of specific terminologies with the patent office, which in the end has high-impact value for the client.

Experience

Our team, which includes Patent Agents and Patent Attorneys, has extensive experience in prosecuting patent applications across various jurisdictions including U.S, EP, China, Japan and India. As part of these patent prosecutions, we have responded to several examination reports issued by the Patent Offices across various jurisdictions for all types and modes of office actions such as for US Office Actions under Sections 102, 103, 112, 101, Restriction Requirement, Double Patenting Issues, among other issues. Our experience has also helped us in thoroughly understanding the Patent Act and the nuances involved in prosecuting patent applications across various jurisdictions.

Our Approach

IIPRD truly understands the inherent value of a patent and the role played in the complete patent grant process by the prosecution step. The preparation of responses during the prosecution phase requires an in-depth analysis of the invention along with the prior arts taking into consideration the patentability criterions. IIPRD therefore undertakes preparation and analysis of responses for patent applications and does so keeping in mind the best practices for each Patent Office it prepares responses for.

Some of the Salient Features of our Patent Prosecution Support Services include:

  • Preparing Responses to Office Actions
  • Strategizing Amendments and Arguments for a patent application for maximizing impact
  • Technical Analysis of Office Actions
  • Technical Analysis of Cited Prior Arts