What is the probability of getting a utility patent?

What is the utility patent probability of success? It’s no surprise that utility patents are substantially harder to obtain than design patents. What might be eye opening is that the probability of obtaining a utility patent is a function of time. As more time passes, the probability of getting a utility patent increases. Based on […]

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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 complexity of the issues raised by the patent examiner. What is a simple Office Action response? A simple Office Action requires a reply without arguments. Simple Office Action […]

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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. […]

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