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Q) Ex Parte Rejection (10.03.50p)

April 19, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #50 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database.
50. In accordance with the patent laws, rules and procedures as related in the MPEP, which of the following facts are required for 35 USC 102(g) to form the basis for an ex parte rejection:
(1) The [...]

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Q) Public Use (10.03.47p)

April 19, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #47 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database.
47. To rely in a rejection under 35 USC 102(a) on an invention that is known or publicly used in accordance with patent laws, rules and procedures as related in the MPEP, the invention:
(A) must be [...]

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Q) Claim Interpretation (10.03.44p)

April 19, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #44 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database.
44. In accordance with the patent laws, rules and procedures as related in the MPEP, which of the following statements regarding claim interpretation is the most correct?
(A) A claim having the transition term “comprising” is limited [...]

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Q) Smith, Jones & Brown (10.03.42p)

April 19, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #42 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database.
42. The primary examiner has rejected claims 1-10 under 35 USC 103(a) as being unpatentable over the Smith patent in view of the Jones reference. Appellant properly argues that there is no motivation to combine the [...]

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Q) Restriction (10.03.41p)

April 19, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #41 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database.
41. A non-final Office action contains, among other things, a restriction requirement between two groups of claims (Group 1 and Group 2). Determine which of the following, if included in a timely reply under 37 CFR [...]

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Q) Foreign prior art date (10.03.40p)

April 19, 2010

Recent test takers report that question #40 from the October 2003 (PM) test is in the patent bar exam database.
40. Applicant files a patent application in Japan on January 5, 2000. Applicant files a PCT international application designating the United States on January 5, 2001, based on the Japanese application. The international application is published [...]

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