Tag: inequitable conduct

Can You Revive Your Abandoned Patent Application? – Petitions to Revive

Failure to take certain required actions can result in the abandonment of a U.S. patent application or issued patent.  For example, if an office action is not replied to within six months of issuance or if an issue fee is not paid within three months of the issuance of a Notice of Allowance, a patent…

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My Competitor Is About to Get an Invalid Patent—What Can I Do?

The process of examining U.S. patent application is ex parte and does not involve third parties. The examination is based on the prior art that the applicant submits to the Patent Office and the prior art that the examiner uncovers in his or her searches.  Many companies try to stay aware of their competitors’ patenting…

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