How much does a patent Office Action response cost?

Office Action cost range: from simple to complex responses The cost estimate of responding to an Office Action in a utility patent application will depend upon the simplicity or complexity of the issues raised by the patent examiner. What is a simple Office Action response? A simple Office Action response is a reply that omits […]

Read More

What to do when your patent application is allowed

What is the Notice of Allowance and Fees Due? When your patent application has been allowed, the USPTO will send a Notice of Allowance setting forth a 3-month deadline to pay the issue fee. This document will also include a Notice of Allowability starting on a separate page which will include the Reasons for Allowance. […]

Read More

What happens after filing a nonprovisional patent application?

What to expect after your non-provisional patent application is filed So your utility non-provisional patent application has been filed. Now what? If you want a utility patent with strong claims, you should expect a long and expensive slog. Waiting Game You can say “patent pending” as soon as your application has been filed. As of mid-2015, […]

Read More