IDS Deadlines and Fees: When to file and how much?

USPTO Fees for Filing IDS Depend upon Timing Whether any USPTO fees are required for submitting an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) depends upon the timing of the submission relative to two key dates: the status of the US application; and when the applicant first found out about the new prior art references. Here are key […]

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What is an IDS?

What is an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)? A patent applicant has a duty to disclose to the USPTO all known prior art or other information may be material to the patentability of the applied for invention. To satisfy this duty of candor, the prior art information is submitted to the USPTO in the form of […]

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