提交IDS之義務是否會因專利領證而中止?

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提交IDS之義務是否會因專利領證而中止?

最近想到一個問題 想請教一下各位先進

提交IDS 的責任期間為何? 目前查到的資料是:

若前案(PA)在核準後、領證前出現 則自PA出現後3個月內可以提交IDS而不用提RCE

亦即領證前出現的PR基本上都要提交PTO

但敝人的問題在於 領證後呢? 領證後有提交IDS的義務嗎?

§ 1.56 Duty to disclose information material to patentability.

Each individual associated with the filing and prosecution of a patent application has a duty of candor and good faith in dealing with the Office, which includes a duty to disclose to the Office all information known to that individual to be material to patentability as defined in this section. The duty to disclose information exists with respect to each pending claim until the claim is cancelled or withdrawn from consideration, or the application becomes abandoned.

提出專利申請者....具有揭露可能影響該案專利性之己知文件之義務

該義務於各pending claim 被撤回、除消、或申請案被放棄時 方為中止

領證 好像不太符合上開 被撤回、除消、或申請被放棄 的要件 但PENDING CLAIM的定義好像也沒有很明確?

故此 想請教一下各位先進 美國專利在領證後 申請人是否具提交IDS之義務?

若答案為是 未提交IDS是否得為專利不得實施(unenforceable)之理由?

考量目前所收集到的資訊尚無一致的結論 故來再次確認 謝謝各位

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The term "Pending claims"

The term "Pending claims" refers to claims pending for allowance and prior to paying issue fee.

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