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  1. A patent application is a complex legal document, best prepared by one trained to prepare such documents.
  2. A patent application is a legal document that you file with a patent office.
  3. A patent application is a request pending at a patent office for the grant of a patent for the invention described and claimed by that application. (Web site)
  4. A patent application is a request filed before a patent office in which an applicant applies for a patent for an invention. (Web site)
  5. A patent application is a legal document that is filed in the United States Patent Office to begin the patenting process. (Web site)

Patent Applications

  1. Foreign Filing Date: The date a non-U.S. patent application was filed that establishes priority of invention.
  2. An early filing date for a patent application can improve your prospects for obtaining a patent to protect your invention.
  3. The prior patent application referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall be deemed having been withdrawn after 15 months from its filing date.

Utility Patent

  1. This guide contains information to assist you in filing your nonprovisional utility patent application.
  2. Under current law (effective June 8, 1995), utility patents are granted for a period of twenty years from the date the patent application was filed. (Web site)

Priority Date

  1. For a patent application with priority claim, the priority date shall be used as the reference date in the examination of the prerequisites for patent. (Web site)
  2. For a patent application claiming priority, the priority date shall be used as the reference date in the examination of the patent requirements.

Patent Attorney

  1. If you are adamant about drafting your own patent application, at the very least have the document reviewed by a patent attorney. (Web site)
  2. If you have any questions about the patent application process, the PTO strongly recommends that you consult with a registered patent attorney or agent.


  1. A publication and disclosure to the public of a pending patent application.
  2. Also, a Provisional Patent Application CAN be used to show the date of conception, but not for computing the term of a patent. (Web site)
  3. As is noted in the above cited USPTO web page on the Disclosure Document Program, a disclosure document is not a patent application. (Web site)

Application Shall

  1. The European patent application shall relate to one invention only or to a group of inventions so linked as to form a single general inventive concept. (Web site)
  2. The date of filing of a European patent application shall be the date on which the requirements laid down in the Implementing Regulations are fulfilled.
  3. If the state fee has not been paid within the specified term, the patent application shall be deemed to be withdrawn. (Web site)

Patent Office

  1. The initial date of filing of a patent application, normally in the applicant's domestic patent office.
  2. The supplement or amendment made under the preceding three Paragraphs shall not change the substance of the patent application. (Web site)
  3. If the maintenance fee is not paid by the due date with respect to a patent application, the application is deemed abandoned. (Web site)

Design Patent

  1. Patent application for utility model and design is not examined as to the substance.
  2. A design patent application is used to protect the ornamentation of a device.
  3. A design patent application is used for a new, useful, and ornamental or aesthetic article of manufacture.
  4. Japanese Laid-open Patent Application KOKAI 59-62665 (1984): crosslinking with a crosslinking agent. (Web site)

Patentability Search

  1. The charge for preparing the patent application is in addition to the cost of the patentability search and opinion.
  2. Preliminary Patentability Search A search performed prior to undertaking the expense of filing a patent application. (Web site)

European Patent

  1. It does not cover priority claimed in a European patent application or in an international application (or PCT application).
  2. The European patent application shall designate the inventor.

Written Decision

  1. When a patent application is found not patentable, the reasons therefor shall be given in the written decision of examination.
  2. Upon completion of examination of a patent application, a written decision shall be rendered and issued to the applicant or his patent agent. (Web site)

Provisional Patent

  1. All you need do is file a provisional patent application and pay a filing fee of about $75.00 (for a small entity). (Web site)
  2. The USPTO filing fees are significantly lower for a provisional patent application than other patent applications.

File Patent

  1. A cancellation action based on Item 2 of the preceding Article shall be instituted only by the person entitled to file the patent application. (Web site)
  2. You do have a time limit in which to file a patent application. (Web site)

Application Filed

  1. It provides the means to establish an early effective filing date in a non-provisional patent application filed under 35 U.S.C. §111(a). (Web site)
  2. A provisional patent application (provisional application) has a pendency period that will last 12 months from the date the provisional application is filed.
  3. Article 76, paragraph 1, shall apply mutatis mutandis to a new European patent application filed under paragraph 1(b). (Web site)

Application Must

  1. A regular utility patent application must have at least one claim, often having over a dozen.
  2. The first hurdle a patent application must clear is that of utility.
  3. To pass examination and issue a non-provisional patent application must satisfy three statutory requirements: utility, novelty, and unobviousness.

Formal Patent

  1. If a formal patent application is not filed with this time, the PPA will be abandoned.
  2. A provisional patent application allows for filing without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement.

Filing Patent

  1. Filing a patent application by inventor or applicant. (Web site)
  2. It is not uncommon to spend up to $10,000 or more (including attorney's fees) for the initial filing of a patent application.
  3. Legal fees for filing a patent application are quoted only after a disclosure is made of the underlying technology.

Foreign Countries

  1. Equally important, many foreign countries require that the patent application be filed before any publication, demonstration, or sale of the device.
  2. A Paris Convention priority patent application is filed directly in foreign countries, and is immediately examined by the national patent office.

Public Disclosure

  1. In the U.S., you have one year from the date of the public disclosure to file a patent application.
  2. Instead, always file a patent application before making any public disclosure of an invention.

Issue Fee

  1. An issue fee must be paid before an allowed patent application can issue as a patent.
  2. The inventor may also have to pay a pre-grant patent application publication fee of $300.00 in addition to the issue fee. (Web site)

Maintenance Fees

  1. The negatives aside, there are a few valid reasons for filing a provisional patent application. (Web site)
  2. If it is not matured into a nonprovisional patent application with the inclusion of at least one claim, if will go abandoned. (Web site)
  3. Not true! Some software companies will sell you provisional patent application software that you can use to -easily- draft your own patent application. (Web site)
  4. If you sell it before filing patent application, you can---t ever get foreign patents.
  5. In Canada, maintenance fees are also required to be paid while the patent application is pending in order to maintain the application.


  1. The PCT system enables an applicant to file a single patent application in a single language. (Web site)
  2. The Patent Cooperation Treaty permits an inventor to file what is called a PCT patent application. (Web site)
  3. A patent application may claim priority to an earlier filed parent application. (Web site)
  4. For instance, a continuing patent application may be a continuation, divisional, or continuation-in-part application. (Web site)
  5. The compensation, however, can be collected only upon the publication (for opposition after the substantive examination) of the patent application.

Regular Patent

  1. The legal standing of a patent or patent application, i.e.
  2. And filing a regular patent application is a lot of work and can be very expensive if an attorney is used. (Web site)
  3. Furthermore, they are the most important component of a nonprovisional patent application as they define the legal breadth and scope of your patent. (Web site)
  4. It is less expensive than a regular patent application in the short run, and buys time.

Patent Pending

  1. Filing a utility patent application gives you patent pending status. (Web site)
  2. Many Inventors feel they can prepare a patent application themselves because they have an understanding of how the invention works.
  3. PatentWizard will not assist you in drafting a complete "formal" patent application. (Web site)
  4. The Provisional patent application does give the inventor(s) a priority date and patent pending status - this alone is a goal for many inventors. (Web site)


  1. The concept that the claims defining an invention in a patent application must involve an inventive step if, when compared with what is already known (i.e.
  2. This invention disclosure report will be used to write a first draft of your patent application.
  3. I have made some changes in my invention after the filing of my patent application documents. (Web site)
  4. Instead, a written description of how to make the invention must be included in the patent application. (Web site)
  5. The purpose of an Invention Disclosure Form is to present a hard-copy record of an invention and facilitate the filing of a patent application.

Must File

  1. Within one year of filing a PPA, an inventor must file a formal patent application, which may not include any new technical information about the invention.
  2. You must file a regular patent application, and any Paris-Convention foreign patents, within a year.


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