In my experience most RCEs are necessitated by the Examiner applying new prior art in a second Office action and making it final. The applicant not having seen the new art then needs to further amend the claims, but the Examiner will not permit the Applicant to do so after final. When I was an Examiner, I was taught to read and understand the specification before scoping out the field of search, and to search the ...more »
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