Responding to Office Actions from the patent office is neither art nor science and depends on the attorney involved. Approaches are varied and can range from conducting interviews, amending the claims to arguing without amendment etc. In my experience, it is always best to avoid the combative applicant approach. Whether preparing a response or conducting an interview, a non-combative approach will generate a quicker notice of allowance for that patent or trademark application.
- May 13, 2015