Q) Piecemeal

by patentbar on August 1, 2008 · 31 comments

in Exam Questions

Piecemeal Question:

Please see MPEP 707.07(g). The question asked for the situations in which a piecemeal examination is proper. There is a list on page 700-126.

1 patentbarNo Gravatar August 18, 2008 at 4:05 pm

Some situations exist where examination of an application appears best accomplished by limiting action on the claim thereof to a particular issue. These situations include the following:
(A) Where an application is too informal for a complete action on the merits. See MPEP § 702.01;
(B) Where there is an undue multiplicity of claims, and there has been no successful telephone request for election of a limited number of claims for full examination. See MPEP § 2173.05(n);
(C) Where there is a misjoinder of inventions and there has been no successful telephone request for election. See MPEP § 803, § *>810<, § 812.01;
(D) Where disclosure is directed to perpetual motion. See Ex parte Payne, 1904 C.D. 42, 108 O.G. 1049 (Comm’r Pat. 1903). However, in such cases, the best prior art readily available should be cited and its pertinency pointed out without specifically applying it to the claims.

2 why meNo Gravatar March 21, 2009 at 7:32 am

Appeared on March 20, 2009 exam. Answer was selected all four situations listed in MPEP 707.07(g).

3 matt30No Gravatar May 10, 2009 at 10:52 am

I got another version of it yesterday… It asked when piecemeal is ok and listed all selections in the above question as I,I,III,IV. and provided new selections as
A) I, B) II, C) III, D) IV, E) I, II, III, IV
Answer is E.

4 JonathanNo Gravatar August 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Yes, got this on August 1, 2009 exam. As stated above, answering this question just requires a quick lookup of MPEP 707.07(g)

5 samboNo Gravatar September 12, 2009 at 10:50 am

Got this question yesterday, found in MPEP, answer was I, II, III, IV (all of the above) verbatim from MPEP

6 Emily M.No Gravatar February 13, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I got this today, it was all of the above.

7 SNo Gravatar June 5, 2010 at 6:57 am

Got this. All of the above.

8 IrishNo Gravatar June 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm

6/7 – same, verbatim from the MPEP.

9 joeNo Gravatar June 6, 2010 at 2:07 am

Folks, study the repeated questions as provided in this website along with the discussion thread on new questions. Lots of repeats on the exam along with new questions raised in the thread mentioned. It will be smooth sailing if you get them down cold.

10 IrishNo Gravatar June 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I only half agree with joe. The first time I took the test I only had a few repeats. The second time I had a ton. It seems to be hit or miss. That said, the best method of study is to still get all of the old exams and questions on the site down pat.

11 AnneNo Gravatar January 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Got this one today.

12 RodneyNo Gravatar January 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I got this one today. I looked it up straight from the MPEP

13 VeNo Gravatar January 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Got this one today. Straight out of the MPEP

14 ELSNo Gravatar March 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Saw this one yesterday. Again, the answer was straight out of the MPEP.

15 OverworkkedNo Gravatar April 28, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Appeared on 4/27/2011. Straight from MPEP.

16 giaps2No Gravatar July 26, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Saw this question or a variant on 07/25/11.

17 BobNo Gravatar August 3, 2011 at 2:06 am

Got this on 8/2/11

18 maggieNo Gravatar August 27, 2011 at 1:31 am

I got this 8/24 or a very close variant of it . Ughh

19 ChemEEENo Gravatar November 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

got this 11/7/11
quick search of ‘piecemeal’; answer was verbatim in MPEP

E) all the above

20 BagelmanNo Gravatar January 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Got this 1/18/12.

21 justpassedNo Gravatar January 27, 2012 at 9:33 am

Got this 1/26/2012

22 CGNo Gravatar April 26, 2012 at 7:30 am

Got this one 4/25/12. Easy lookup.

23 BfusionNo Gravatar April 26, 2012 at 7:35 am

Hey CG,

do you think you could make a list of questions you remember and post the list in the “exam” part of the website? I’m working on compliling recent questions…


24 CGNo Gravatar April 26, 2012 at 8:36 am

Hey Bfusion, I just posted a list on the main Exam Questions page. Thanks for organizing all the info!

25 ClaimingNothingNo Gravatar May 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

The exact question was on yesterday’s exam. Agreed as to correct answer (e)

26 HSUNo Gravatar July 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Got this one today. Chose E – all the above.

27 ElleNo Gravatar August 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Got this one 8/21/2012.

28 RandomNo Gravatar October 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Got this one today.

29 gvNo Gravatar May 5, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Got it today.

30 GvNo Gravatar May 5, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Got this one today 5/5/2015. Answer was E (All ove the above)

31 julieNo Gravatar May 7, 2015 at 4:23 pm

did you pass?

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