Other Issues

Date Published

The following issues should also be considered (in accordance with the practices for examination under sec 45):

  • Lack of unity – the opinion should identify all inventions and indicate the invention(s) searched;
  • Clear enough and complete enough disclosure;
  • Support;
  • Clarity;
  • Usefulness;
  • Omnibus claims; and
  • Multiple applications.

Examiners are not required to report on:

  • Entitlement;
  • Formalities relating to the patent request, complete specification or the Budapest Treaty; and
  • Postponement of acceptance.