continuation application

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…

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…

What is a Notice of Allowance? How do you get a patent application approved?

What is a Notice of Allowance in a patent application? A Notice of Allowance (NOA) is a USPTO document indicating that a patent application has…

Why file a continuation before your patent is granted?

Why file a continuation application before your patent is granted? “I don’t know what I don’t know.” This axiom rings true especially when it comes…

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…

What is a Restriction Requirement?

Is my patent application being rejected? If a patent examiner thinks that the pending claims in a patent application are directed to more than one invention,…

Why file a continuing patent application?

Reasons for Filing a Continuing Application A continuing application is basically a child patent application that must be filed while the parent patent application is…

What are parent and child patent applications?

What are parent and child applications? In the patent world, parent and child applications may be relevant when continuing applications are involved. A parent application…

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