PATENT APPLICATION

Introduction There are three (3) types of patents. The most common and most valuable is a utility patent. There are also design patents and plant patents. This article discusses utility patents. Utility Applications for Patents A utility patent application contains a large quantity of written text, often supplemented with drawings, that are specific to the…

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RESTRICTIONS REQUIREMENTS

I’VE FILED MY APPLICATION, WHY CAN’T THEY TELL ME IF IT’S PATENTABLE? Summary A patent applicant’s first communication from the  USPTO patent examiner may be a Restriction Requirement.  The Restriction Requirement requires the applicant to choose among different application claims in order to proceed with examination. Background Typically, a patent application is filed with 3…

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