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Certification of Micro Entity Status

Why Certify Micro Entity Status at the USPTO The main reason to certify Micro Entity for is that an applicant can get a 75% discount on the majority of U.S Patent Office fees. In contrast, a Small Entity applicant only receive a a 50% discount on fees. How to Qualify as a Micro Entity An…
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The Benefits Of A Patent Search

“Can my invention be patented” is a frequent question I hear as a patent attorney.  A patent search is an important first step to take before filing a patent application. In order for an invention to be patentable, the invention must be novel (i.e. at least some aspect of it must be new) and non-obvious.…
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Fast Tracking An Application In The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office (4 of 4) – Patent Prosecution Highway

This is the fourth post of a four part series on fast tracking prosecution through the US Patent Office. This post is focused on the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH). The Patent Prosecution Highway program requires an applicant to file a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application or a foreign application and wait for a favorable decision…
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Fast Tracking An Application In The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office (3 of 4) – First Action Interview Program

This is the third article of a four part series on fast tracking prosecution through the US Patent Office, focusing of the First Action Interview program. In contrast to a Track 1 application, the First Action Interview program requires no extra fee, thus making it an appealing process to expedite examination.  Under the First Action Interview program,…
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Fast Tracking An Application In The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office (2 of 4) – Accelerated Examination

This is the second article of a four part series on fast tracking prosecution through the US Patent Office, focusing on the Accelerated Examination program, you can find part one on Track One prosecution here. Accelerated Examination requires filing a petition (similar to Track One), and applicants can also typically receive a final disposition within one…
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