Examination Support Document (ESD) | Patent Examination Support Document
Quick Facts: Examination Support Document (ESD)
- Purpose: to provide support documents that meet the special requirements of the USPTO for patent applications which request accelerated exmaination.
- Delivered in 3 weeks (rush orders done in 10 days or less)
- Searched by former USPTO Patent Examiners in the USA
- Proprietary search methods produce the most thorough search reports
- Non-Compete / Non-Disclosure Agreement ensures confidentiality
- Search expertise in all areas of technology
Our Examination Support Document (ESD) provides a search and report that complies with USPTO requirements for applications to submit an Examination Support Document with requests for accelerated examination. Noro IP can provide you with a comprehensive Examination Support Document which meets all the requirements set forth by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
All Examination Support Documents (ESD) undergo Noro IP’s thorough quality assurance checks before they are delivered to our clients.
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Examination Support Documents (ESD) include the following at minimum in order to comply with the rules set forth by the USPTO:
- A classified search of the US patents and published Patent Applications in the Class and Subclass where the claimed invention is most likely to be classified in the current US Patent Classification System (USPC)
- A text search of the US patents and published Patent Applications that covers the subject matter of the independent claims using terms recognized in the art given their broadest reasonable interpretation
- A text search of foreign patent documents that includes the sources required under the PCT minimum documentation requirements
- A text search of the suggested non-patent literature (NPL) resources from the current USPTO search templates
- An identification of where each claim limitation in the Patent Application is found in the cited prior art reference
- A detailed explanation of how each claims 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)
Specifically Noro IP's Examination Support Documents meet all the following criteria set forth by the USPTO:
A new application may be granted accelerated examination status under the following conditions:
(H) At the time of filing, applicant must provide a statement that a preexamination search was conducted, including an identification of the field of search by United States class and subclass and the date of the search, where applicable, and for database searches, the search logic or chemical structure or sequence used as a query, the name of the file or files searched and the database service, and the date of the search.
(1) This preexamination search must involve U.S. patents and patent application publications, foreign patent documents, and non-patent literature, unless the applicant can justify with reasonable certainty that no references more pertinent than those already identified are likely to be found in the eliminated source and includes such a justification with this statement.
(2) This preexamination search must be directed to the claimed invention and encompass all of the features of the claims, giving the claims the broadest reasonable interpretation.
(3) The preexamination search must also encompass the disclosed features that may be claimed. An amendment to the claims (including any new claim) that is not encompassed by the preexamination search or an updated accelerated examination support document (see item I) will be treated as not fully responsive and will not be entered. See subsection IV below for more information.
(4) A search report from a foreign patent office will not satisfy this preexamination search requirement unless the search report satisfies the requirements for a preexamination search.
(5) Any statement in support of a petition to make special must be based on a good faith belief that the preexamination search was conducted in compliance with these requirements. See 37 CFR 1.56 and 10.18.
(I) At the time of filing, applicant must provide in support of the petition an accelerated examination support document.
(1) An accelerated examination support document must include an information disclosure statement (IDS) in compliance with 37 CFR 1.98 citing each reference deemed most closely related to the subject matter of each of the claims.
(2) For each reference cited, the accelerated examination support document must include an identification of all the limitations in the claims that are disclosed by the reference specifying where the limitation is disclosed in the cited reference.
(3) The accelerated examination support document must include a detailed explanation of how each of the claims are patentable over the references cited with the particularity required by 37 CFR 1.111(b) and (c).
(4) The accelerated examination support document must include a concise statement of the utility of the invention as defined in each of the independent claims (unless the application is a design application).
(5) The accelerated examination support document must include a showing of where each limitation of the claims finds support under the first paragraph of 35 U.S.C. 112 in the written description of the specification. If applicable, the showing must also identify:
(i) each means- (or step-) plus-function claim element that invokes consideration under 35 U.S.C. 112, paragraph 6; and
(ii) the structure, material, or acts in the specification that correspond to each means- (or step-) plus-function claim element that invokes consideration under 35 U.S.C. 112, paragraph 6. If the application claims the benefit of one or more applications under title 35, United States Code, the showing must also include where each limitation of the claims finds support under the first paragraph of 35 U.S.C. 112 in each such application in which such support exists.
(6) The accelerated examination support document must identify any cited references that may be disqualified as prior art under 35 U.S.C. 103(c).
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