FAQs Patent Questions
Question:What is the Electronic Official Gazette - Patents (eOG:P)?
The eOG:P delivers the information traditionally contained in the paper version of the OG but in an electronic format on both a CD-ROM product and on the USPTO web site.
Question:How do I check on the status of my pending patent application?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to present PAIR - Patent Application Information Retrieval System. PAIR also has a public side to provide the same information to the public once an application has issued as a patent or published as a patent application publication. Once you receive a patent filing receipt containing the application number of your application, you may check on the status of a pending application once you obtain the appropriate tools.
Question:Applicants must respond to actions to the Patent office within a prescribed time limit.
The reply of an applicant to an action by the Office must be made within a prescribed time limit. The maximum period for reply is set at six months by the statute (35 U.S.C. 133) which also provides that the Director may shorten the time for reply to not less than 30 days.
|Did You Know?
A patent protects your invention.
A patent for an invention is a grant of rights by the U.S. Government through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent grant excludes others from making, using, or selling the invention in the United States. The terms "Patent Pending" and "Patent Applied For" are used to inform the public that an application for a patent has been filed. Patent ownersip does not start until the actual grant of a patent. Marking of an article as patented, when it is not, is illegal and subject to penalty.
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