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 […]
What to do when your patent application is allowed
When is a patent application allowed? 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. The examiner might […]
How long is the US patent application process (how much time does it take to get a utility patent)?
How long is the utility patent application process? The USPTO is notorious for its backlog of examining utility nonprovisional patent applications. First-time utility patent applicants should expect the process to take several years. To the extent that getting a utility patent granted is significant to the growth or success of a business, entrepreneurs should factor […]
Patent Application Process: What happens after filing a utility nonprovisional patent application?
What happens after your nonprovisional patent application is filed? So your utility nonprovisional patent application has been filed. Now what? Expect a long wait before your patent application is reviewed by an examiner. Unlike design patents, the utility patent application process is typically a slog. In most cases, it will take two to five years […]
What is the cost and process for filing a utility nonprovisional patent application?
What do we need to file your utility nonprovisional patent application? If you are new to utility patents, this is a good place to start. I want to give you a patent attorney’s perspective on drafting a utility patent application. Knowing what the patent attorney is looking for can help you provide relevant information more […]