Hands-on Workshop: Overcome Rejections Under 35 U.S.C. §103
On October 9, Nelson Quintero, the founder and principal of Quintero Law Office, was invited to present on the topic of “Overcome Rejections Under 35 U.S.C. §103” in a workshop held by Top Team. He gave an introduction to the core concepts of non-obviousness found in Article 103 and used scenario exercises to help participants to better respond to a rejection under 35 U.S.C. §103 and in turn improve the application allowance rate.
相較於其他國家的專利進步性審查，美國專利法第103條規定在概念上有其特殊之處，Quintero 搭配實際案例，深入淺出解說「顯而易見性」的核駁法律依據、實務參照標準 、申請案常見疏失、核駁後因應方式等課題。
Compared with the non-obviousness (inventive step) requirement for patentability in other countries, the 35 U.S.C. §103 determines obviousness in its own unique way. Quintero explained the legal and practical frameworks of obviousness rejections, in simple language, as well as the practical framework of response to obviousness rejections, and common errors or pitfalls in responses to obviousness rejections.
在後續小組討論時間，Quintero 準備了專利個案文件—說明書、書面審查意見、修正申請書、發證公告內容等資料，讓在場練習從「缺乏先前技術可組合之合理性」、「非合理預期之成功」、「先前技術不相關」及「非預期結果」等角度進行答辯，並給予即時指導及講評。 多家本所長期合作的研發型企業也派員參與研討，與所內專利工程師多有交流。
Later in the group exercise session, Quintero prepared previous pending cases for participants to practice their responses to office actions with different rebuttal evidence, such as “No reasonable rationale to combine”, “No reasonable expectation of success”, “ Non-analogous art”, “Unexpected results”, etc.
Workshop attendees were patent professionals from Top Team’s long-time clients, along with our in-house patent engineers.
Quintero Law Office, PC 是專注於專利商標申請的美國智慧財產權法律事務所，主持律師Nelson A. Quintero 長期處理臺灣地區申請人的美國專利案件，專利答辯經驗尤其豐富，與台灣冠群合作時間超過20年。
QUINTERO LAW OFFICE, PC focuses on intellectual property, principally patent and trademark prosecution before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Its founder and principal, Nelson A. Quintero has nearly twenty years of experience in the field and is particularly well-experienced in OA response and reexamination proceedings. The office has worked with Top Team for The US patent prosecution for clients in Taiwan since 1996.