The Patent Application Process Self-Quiz








?Quid pro quo? means:
Choice 1 “Something for something.”
Choice 2 “New and novel.”
Choice 3 “Now and forever.”
Choice 4 “Not against us.”
Johnny develops a new bicycle seat which keeps riders more comfortable. When he speaks with a patent attorney, Johnny is told that part of the application process involves ?enabling the invention.? This means that Johnny must:
Choice 1 Create a working prototype of his bicycle seat.
Choice 2 Explain enough about his seat so that others could make and use his invention.
Choice 3 Give life to his seat by demonstrating how it moves.
Choice 4 Allow the seat to continue on a self-destructive path.
In part, the written description of an invention in the patent application serves to:
Choice 1 Help inventors identify potential flaws with their inventions.
Choice 2 Satisfy the enablement requirement.
Choice 3 Put others on notice as to the claim.
Choice 4 Prevent later fraud and complications.
Which of the following provides a limit on the time patent applicants can wait before responding to a PTO action without abandoning their application?
Choice 1 §112.
Choice 2 §115.
Choice 3 §133.
Choice 4 §141.
�151 is important because:
Choice 1 It covers payment of application fees.
Choice 2 It addresses appeals from PTO hearings.
Choice 3 It provides for a fast track patent approval.
Choice 4 It concerns patents for strong rum.
Which of the following is a common transition phrase in patent claims?
Choice 1 “Consisting of.”
Choice 2 “Consistent with.”
Choice 3 “Constituted of.”
Choice 4 “In consideration of.”
In which area of the patent claim is wording most important:
Choice 1 The preamble.
Choice 2 The transition phrase.
Choice 3 The body.
Choice 4 All of the above.

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