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responsibility is completed by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The office is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with 11 buildings with satellite offices located in Detroit, California, Dallas, and Denver. As of 2019, more than 10000 employers work there which consist of attorneys, engineers, scientists, and computer specialists as examiners of pending patents. Prior to employment, future patent examiners took a course in fundamentals and practice of patent law. The first step in a patent process is that the examiner must explicitly determine what the applicant is seeking to patent. The examiner must determine the efficient use of the mechanism. The applicant s claims are then reviewed. The next step then involves conducting a thorough search of prior art. Afterwards, the claimed invention must be then validated by 35 U.S.C 101 which refers to requirements of only one patent may be obtained for the invention, the inventor must be credited, and the invention must be useful. Then, the applicated must be then scrutinized to see if it complies with 35 U.S.C. 12. , 102, 103. Finally, examiners must review any proposed

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