Patent Prosecution

At SBMC, we aggressively and proactively prosecute patent applications. 

This involves interviewing the Examiners at the USPTO on nearly every Office Action issued. By doing so, we build relationships with the Examiners, so that practitioners know what strategy will most likely benefit our clients—as some Examiners are best persuaded through conversation but others are persuaded only with written arguments. 

We also track art units at the USPTO—some art units allow very few patent applications and some allow many. To this end, each art unit requires its own strategy to best gain allowance of our clients’ patent applications.