We would be greatly glad if all patents or trademarks were registered.
According to the Korean Patent Office, however, it is reported that only about 60% and 80% of patent applications and trademark applications respectively are registered.
Besides, almost most of the patent applications are notified of the reason for rejection, over more than a 1-time. A great deal of patent application can, finally, be registered through reviews after final rejection.
Fortunately, the Korean laws provide the opportunity that appeals to the reason for the rejection in many ways. Under the laws, we can amend the claims, submit opinions to convince the reviewer.
Further, we can meet the examiner face to face and persuade the examiner.
The face-to-face consultation with Examiner can lead to a high possibility of being registered of the application.
In the case of a patent, institutional procedures, such as a review on amended draft and consultation on reviews, are being facilitated to promote consultation with the examiner.
A statement of the patent application describes visual products in intangible language, which would make it hard to understand technology based simply on the statement.
In addition, an emphasis of a full measure of rights specified in the statement frequently brings about ambiguous verbal expressions, which can lead to a misunderstanding.
If a technology is ‘verbally’ clarified through consultation with the Examiner face to face, and furthermore, prototypes are submitted to the examiner, it would help the examiner heighten an understanding, especially, about the merits (progression and novelty) of the corresponding technology.
Also, it would be greatly helpful if the fact is clarified that there are products scheduled to exported, or products are already produced for sale and that the registration of patent and trademark is quite an important business factor.
Don’t hesitate to ask for the face to face consultation from the examiner. We’ll help you.
Objective data and precedents can be contributing factors for convincing the examiner.
Consultation with the examiner is often provided in the US patent process.