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OAOdessa American (Odessa, TX, USA)
OAOverall
OAOrder of the Arrow (National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts of America)
OAOpen Access
OAOn Air (TV, radio)
OAOsteoarthritis
OAOffice Automation
OAOffice of Administration
OAOnder Andere (Dutch: Among Others)
OAOvereaters Anonymous
OAOcean Acidification (marine pollution problem)
OAOnline Advertising
OAOlympic Airways
OAOriginal Article
OAOveractive
OAOral Administration (medicine and educational testing)
OAOnboard Administrator (software; Hewlett-Packard)
OAOutside Air
OAOpen Agility (AKC title)
OAOpen Architecture
OAOutput Axis
OAOpportunity Assessment
OAOrganizing Authority (various organizations)
OAOccupational Asthma
OAOperating Agency
OAOn or About
OAocular albinism
OAOperational Area
OAOffice Action
OAOffice of AIDS (California)
OAOffice of the Administrator
OAOptical Amplifier
OAOperational Assessment
OAOutside Assistance
OAOcciput Anterior (fetal position)
OAOrganization and Administration
OAOut of Action
OAOrthogonal Array
OAOffensive Action
OAOffered Again
OAOctopamine (biogenic amine)
OAOptic Axis
OAOrganizational Assessment
OAOrder of Australia
OAOperations Analyst
OAOperational Availability
OAObstacle Avoidance
OAOsmotic Adjustment
OAOperational Architecture
OAOperations Assurance
OAObject Adapter
OAOriental Adventures (gaming)
OAOriginal Advocacy
OAObjective Area
OAOrthogonal Acceleration (mass spectrometry)
OAOff-line Analysis
OAOpportunity Analysis
OAOrder Administration
OAObligational Authority
OAOxford Academy (Cypress, CA)
OAOnline Academy
OAOperational Assistance
OAOffice of Audits
OAOperating Agent
OAOld Assyrian
OAOrdinary Annuity
OAOrientation Advisor (school)
OAOver Aged
OAOrdering Activity
OAOpera America
OAOrdered Aggregate (Differentiated Services Protocol)
OAOnline Alumni
OAOperations Agreement (NASA)
OAOperator Assistant
OAOakstone Academy (Ohio)
OAOld Aspen
OAOrienteering Australia (Australian Capital Territory)
OAOrder of Architects (Portugal)
OAOversight & Performance Assurance
OAOptoacoustics
OAOrigin Agent (transportation industry)
OAOffice of Applications
OAOld Athen
OAOptical Augmentation
OAOrange Anime (Florida japanese culture and media club)
OAOperating Authorization
OAOrchestra Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
OAOverhead Approach
OAOperations Astronomer
OAOrbit Area
OAOrder of Avalon (gaming)
OAOperability Analysis
OAOrbital Analyst
OAOutput Acknowledge
OAOvarian Atresia
OAOrbiter Ancillary
OAOcclusal Amalgam (dentistry)
OAOperations Aerographer
OAOverton Arm
OAOrbital/Orbiter Assembly
OAOperational Assist/Assembly
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However, if the applicant does not respond to any Office Action in three months, reaches an impasse with the examiner and files an appeal, or files a Request for Continued Examination, the application loses Track One status.
As can be seen from the USPTO FY 2010 statics below, currently utility, plant and reissue (UPR) applications on average await 25.7 months before receiving a first office action, and on average spend 35.3 months in examination before reaching a final disposition.
patent in a first office action in SMART's reexamination of the patent.
This program enables patent applicants to conduct an interview with the assigned patent examiner, by phone or in person, before the examiner issues a first office action. In the first office action, the patent examiner either allows the application or identifies grounds to reject the application based on the results of the examiner's search of the prior art and review of the patent application.
With the order, the USPTO issued an Office Action rejecting each of the 33 claims of the '242 patent.
The international search report for the PCT application must be prepared within nine months--a much shorter time frame than for the first office action on a regular U.S.
It found more than a third had been "intimate" with a colleague in their actual workplace and six per cent had been caught getting some office action.
The average waiting time for applications in green technology areas is about 30 months before a first office action and 40 months before a final decision.
Applicants may send information to the examiner long after the first office action because the examined application is often related to other co-pending U.S.
The fact that he is planning to seek help from extremist cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed shows how just desperate things have become for him, due to the lack of Foreign Office action.
merits (FAOM) of an application (e.g., a first office action) and for a
But the 27-year-old frontman, who will line-up for Hannover, in Germany, this season, got lucky when he received the call-up - he was pointed to a desk and consigned to some simple office action.