The administrative process of obtaining a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prosecution includes filing the application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, office actions, amending the application in response to objections and rejections from the examiner, responding to objections and rejections without amendment to the application, telephone and personal interviews with the examiner, appeals, and timely payment of the appropriate fees.
The process of fact finding and negotiation of patent claim language that occurs during the time that a patent application is pending and under examination at a patent office.
The overall process engaged in by a patent attorney before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. One is said to prosecute an application.
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