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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…

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…

How to Add New Content After Filing Patent Application (CIP)

Can you add new content after filing a patent application? Yes, it is possible to add new content after filing a utility patent application. There…

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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