To dispute the decision of an Examiner. In proceedings before the USPTO, failing to traverse an Examiner's reliance on alleged "common knowledge" or information that is alleged to be "well known" in the art can result in the allegation becoming an admission, and, hence, "fact" even though it is no true. MPEP 714.02, MPEP 2144.03, MPEP 818.03, MPEP 818.03(b), MPEP 818.03(c).
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