In December we reported that a private inventor, Moshe Binyamin had filed a request for his closed patent application be reopened. The case was considered abandoned when the inventor failed to respond to the Notice Prior to Examination.
The inventor represented himself. Generously, the Deputy Commissioner Ms Jacqueline Bracha gave the applicant seven days to file a detailed Affidavit as to why the case was abandoned. Since the case had published and over a year had passed since it was abandoned and the applicant failed to provide an adequate explanation for the case going abandoned and did not attend a hearing, The case remains closed.
It seems that Ms Bracha was more than generous towards this inventor. Representing oneself in legal matters is not usually a good idea.
The invention is for some sort of bracelet with magical health powers. This is a very good idea. As the revival of the application was rejected it remains in the public domain. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be fully enabled and I doubt its efficacy.
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