Your lawyer is smart, well-trained and knowledgeable in the field —but relying only on one’s own resources never gets the best result. Even Newton and Einstein built upon the contributions of others.
You might bring in additional counsel to fill in gaps or add expertise. Ultimately this just puts the problem off one level. Whose shoulders are they standing on?
Conducting an interview with the patent examiner can be a great resource--but the examiner is not your advocate.
The knowledge is out there. You can turn to various search engines to help you study the latest legal opinions and USPTO guidance--figure out what research is relevant, and prepare arguments to present to the examiner. That’s not standing on shoulders of giants; that's reinventing the wheel.
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