Patent Express Logo
Contact us
Toll-free: (877)-794-9511
Apply for Patent
 
All Videos (106 videos)
Patent 101 (9 videos)
IP Overview (14 videos)
International Patents (11 videos)
Licensing (1 videos)
Litigation (13 videos)
Patent Drafting (14 videos)
Patent Monetization (13 videos)
Patent Process (28 videos)

What does it mean if your patent application is published?

Go Back Go Back

What does it mean if your patent application is published? Video Transcript

What does it mean when your patent application is published and publicly available? Most patent applications get published after 18 months. An applicant can request that their application not get published by filing a request of non-publication, but most applications do get published. If you file that request to non-publication, it limits the ability to foreign file the application under PCT or other country convention rules. Therefore, most applications do get published at the USPTO within 18 months. When the application is published, it means it is under review by a patent examiner that has been assigned to the case. It is publicly accessible so people can search it. It might be used as a prior art against other claims that are being filed on different patents. It is generally an indicator that the office action process will start soon or you will start getting substantive remarks regarding your claims and the merits of those claims.
 

PatentExpress.com is a website of Raj Abhyanker, a professional U.S. Patent Law firm, see: www.rajpatent.com for more. All non-do-it-yourself related services advertised on this site are supervised and managed by a U.S. patent attorney.

© PatentExpress.com All rights reserved. Disclaimer: The information provided in this site is not legal advice, but general information on legal issues commonly encountered. Please note that your access to and use of PatentExpress.com is subject to additional terms and conditions. 09-01-2014