Patent Restriction Requirement

Apr 11, 2018  · A “restriction requirement” is an examiner’s decision that the claims of the patent application are directed to two or more separate and independent inventions (i.e., categories) and that the patent applicant must choose one of those inventions for examination.

Where a restriction requirement is made by the examiner, the original patent claims will be held to be constructively elected (except for the limited situation where a disclaimer is filed as discussed …

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If a patent examiner thinks that the pending claims in a patent application are directed to more than one invention, the examiner may issue a Restriction Requirement asking the applicant to pick a certain group of claims to prosecute in the pending application.

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… of McDonnell Hulbert Berghoff & Boehnen LLP will analyze the opportunities and pitfalls for patent prosecutors raised by restriction requirements, discussing such topics as: • After a restriction …

Restriction requirements occur when a patent examiner at the USPTO deems that an inventor has included more than one invention in a patent application. With the recent increase in filing fees, there may be a strong desire to include patent claims directed to a plurality of related, but separate inventions into one patent application.

Patent Restriction Requirements Explained In this article, we discuss the importance of filing a divisional application during the pendency of the parent patent application in which a restriction requirement is issued. The safe harbor …

The earliest patent in this family, U.S. Patent No. 10,000,772 … which claims the benefit of U.S. Application No. 15/138,604 — subject to a restriction requirement issued on February 27th; and • …

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803 Restriction — When Proper [R-08.2017] Under the statute, the claims of an application may properly be required to be restricted to one of two or more claimed inventions only if they are able to support separate patents and they are either independent ( MPEP § 802.01, § 806.06,…