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  • doc.feelgoode doc.feelgoode Jul 22, 2013 4:14 AM Flag

    USPTO-Pay attention to items 10-13

    lots of misinformation on this board. An applicant pays a fee to publish a patent. The patent is published after approval. Publishing a patent means the claims are approved.

    Step 1, Applicant - Has your invention already been patented?
    Search the Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases
    If already patented, end of process
    If not already patented, continue to Step 2
    Step 2, Applicant - What type of Application are you filing?
    Design Patent (ornamental characteristics)
    Plant Patent (new variety of asexually reproduced plant)
    Utility Patent (most common) (useful process, machine, article of manufacture, composition of matter)
    Step 3, Applicant - Determine Filing Strategy
    File Globally?
    Need international protection?
    File in U.S.? - continue to Step 4
    Step 4, Applicant - Which type of Utility Patent Application to file?
    Provisional or
    Step 5, Applicant - Consider expedited examination
    Prioritized Examination
    Accelerated Examination Program
    First Action Interview
    Patent Prosecution Highway
    Step 6, Applicant - Who Should File?
    File yourself (Pro Se)
    Use a Registered Attorney or Agent (Recommended)
    Step 7, Applicant - Prepare for electronic filing
    Determine Application processing fees
    Apply for a Customer Number and Digital Certificate
    Step 8, Applicant - Apply for Patent using Electronic Filing System as a Registered e-Filer (Recommended)
    About EFS Web
    Step 9, USPTO - USPTO examines application
    Check Application Status
    Yes, go to Step 12
    No, continue to Step 10
    Step 10, Applicant - Applicant files replies requests for reconsideration, and appeals as necessary
    Step 11, USPTO - If objections and rejection of the examiner are overcome, USPTO sends Notice of Allowance and Fee(s) due
    Step 12, Applicant - Applicant pays the issue fee and the publication fee
    USPTO Grants Patent
    Step 13, Applicant - Maintenance fees due 3 1/2, 7 1/2, and 11 1/2 years after patent granted

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