utility patent application

What is the First-Time Filer Expedited Examination Pilot Program?

How can a first-time filer speed up their utility patent application? If you are filing a utility patent application for the first time, you might…

Patent application attorney vs. patent litigation lawyer: What are the differences?

What is a patent application attorney (patent prosecutor) versus a patent litigator? Patent practitioners generally fall under one of two practice areas: 1) patent litigation,…

What technical invention information should you provide for filing a utility patent app?

What technical invention information should you send to your patent attorney for filing a utility patent application? When you’re ready to move forward with a…

What is a utility nonprovisional patent application?

Utility Nonprovisional Patent Application: Is this the right patent filing for your concept? A nonprovisional patent application is what you file to get a utility…

Utility Patent Process: Nonprovisional Patent Application Process from Start to Finish

What is the utility patent process? The utility patent process is typically a long arduous journey. We’ll try to simplify the patent application process by…

Why conduct a patent examiner interview?

What is a patent examiner interview? Patent examiners are human. This simple truth is often overlooked in the back-and-forth written communications with the USPTO. An…

What are the foreign filing deadlines for patent applications?

What are patent foreign filing deadlines? A foreign filing deadline refers to a specific date by which an applicant must file a foreign patent application…

Provisional vs. Nonprovisional Patent Application: What are the differences?

What are the differences between provisional and nonprovisional patent applications? A nonprovisional patent application is normally considered the regular utility patent application. It is what…

What is a utility patent?

Is a utility patent right for you? A utility patent covers how an invention works. Unlike a design patent which covers how a product looks,…

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