Can you renew a patent?

Can a patent be renewed? No, you cannot renew a patent in the US. Technically speaking, US utility patents are maintained, not renewed. The connotation of patent maintenance is that there is an end to the patent term, whereas “renewal” implies an indefinite term that continues indefinitely. Patents cannot go on forever, not in the […]

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Can a Late Patent Maintenance Fee be Paid?

Is there such a thing as a patent renewal? Sort of. The US does not call them patent renewals. Instead, they are called maintenance fees. So while the US does not have patent renewals per se, a US utility patent does have has a series of payment deadlines in order to keep the granted patent […]

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