Patterson Thuente’s Amy Salmela is the focus of a July article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. A link to the article is included below (full text available to subscribers), which spotlights Salmela’s rise through the firm, and her current objectives to increase diversity. Read the Article
During prosecution of a US patent application, a second or subsequent Office Action can be made final by the examiner. “Final” is a misnomer, however, because a final rejection does not mean that prosecution of the patent application is over. In fact, there are several procedural options available to a patent applicant after receiving a final rejection.