CIP

No More Paper Patents: Why Electronic Grant Matters to You

The Old Days: Paper Patent Certificates It was only a matter of time. For those who prefer having physical originals, say goodbye to paper patent…

What is a straight continuation application?

What does straight continuation mean? Patent attorneys will sometimes use the term “straight continuation” to refer to a specific type of child application that stems…

Smarter Office Action Response: File a CIP and skip OA?

What is a smarter way to respond to multiple Office Actions in your patent application? If you haven’t figured it out already, you’ll soon learn…

How to File a Continuation Application: When is the continuation deadline?

When must a continuation application be filed? Known as a child application, a continuation must be filed while the parent application is still pending. A…

CIP vs. New Stand-Alone Patent Application: What are tradeoffs?

CIP or new patent application? When it comes to new subject matter that is related to a pending utility patent application, should you file a…

CIP vs. Continuation: Which should you file?

CIP or Continuation: What are the differences? Both types of patent applications fall under the category of a continuing application. A continuing application is a…

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