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Jan 31, 2019

If the claims in your patent application have been rejected twice, you usually will receive a final office action.  Don't worry yet! "Final" does not mean final.  There are at least eight options you have, and in this episode I present an overview of these eight options.

Jan 24, 2019

You are only allowed one patent per invention, but sometimes you might get a rejection called a "Double Patenting Rejection." What are these and how do you handle them?

Jan 17, 2019

Continuation-in-Part applications are useful for when you have some additional features you want to get patent protection for, but you didn't include them in your original patent application. 

Jan 10, 2019

This episode goes over the specific type of continuing application called a continuation application. Use continuation applications to broaden your patent protection from your original application, keep it pending to cover possible future design-arounds, or cover aspects of your invention that you didn't claim in your...

Jan 3, 2019

Learn what divisional patent applications are and when you should file one.  Divisional patent applications are useful when the patent examiner has previously required you to split up your originally filed application because you claimed too many inventions.  Instead of losing out on one of your inventions, you can file...