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Mogambo Solutions offers Examination Support Document (ESD) services that comply with the recent USPTO Claims and Continuation Practice Final Rule. The changes, which will become effective on November 1, 2007, requires the applicant to submit an ESD if an application contains more than five independent claims or more than twenty-five total claims (five/twenty-five claim threshold), counting all of the claims in any other copending
application having a patentably indistinct claim.

If an application exceeds the five/twenty-five claim threshold and does not contain a suggested restriction requirement (SSR) or ESD, the USPTO will issue a notice giving the applicant time to provide an ESD or amend the application to be within the five/twenty-five claim threshold.

The change is applicable to all applications in which a first action on the merits has not
been mailed by November 1, 2007. The USPTO will issue a notice in applications
pending before November 1, 2007 giving the applicant time to provide an ESD or an
SRR, or to amend the application to be within the five/twenty-five claim threshold.

Mogambo Solutions provides a comprehensive Examination Support Document service which includes:

An identification of the field of search by US class and subclass, as well as International class. For database searches, the search logic or chemical structure or sequence used as a query, the name of the file or files searches, the database service used, and the date of the search.
An identification of where each claim limitation in the patent application is found in the cited prior art references.
A detailed explanation of how each claim is patentable over the reference using relevancy interpretation.
A showing of support for each claim limitation in the specification and any parent application, including any means-plus-function limitations.
An identification of any cited references that may be disqualified as prior art under 35 U.S.C. 103(c).

 

 








 


Our ESD service includes a complete search of US Patents and Applications, Foreign Patents, and Non-Patent Literature from a variety of technical journals and databases.

The price for these reports is determined by the number of claims in the patent application, as each claim, independent and dependent, must be analyzed per the USPTO guidelines set forth above.

Detailed information about the new ESD procedure can be found by visiting the USPTO website. + Read more