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:
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
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
showing of support for each claim limitation
in the specification and any parent application,
including any means-plus-function limitations.
identification of any cited references that
may be disqualified as prior art under 35
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. +