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Office Action Rejection API (beta)

Contains detailed information derived from the Office actions issued by patent examiners to applicants during the patent examination process. The Office Action is a written notification to the applicant of the examiners decision on patentability. It generally discloses the reasons for any rejections, objections, or requirements and includes relevant information or references that the applicant may find useful for responding to the examiner and deciding whether to continue prosecuting the application. This API allows for retrieval rejection data from 4.4 million Office actions mailed during the 2008 to mid-2017 period from USPTO examiners to the applicants of 2.2 million unique patent applications. It contains document level data including the type of actions taken on claims in the Office Action.

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Updated: 2022-07-29
Metadata Last Updated: 2021-12-10
Date Created: N/A
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Data Provided by:
Open Data Portal/Developer Hub Team
Dataset Owner: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Modified N/A
Publisher Name Open Data Portal/Developer Hub Team
Contact mailto:Scott.Beliveau@uspto.gov
Keywords uspto , patent , patent application , office actions , rejections , claims , api
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