continuing application

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…

Can you file a continuation design patent application?

What is a design patent continuation application? US patent law allows an applicant to file a “child” patent application while the “parent” application is still…

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…

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…

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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