Design Patent Prosecution

Design Patent Prosecution Services

Design Step 4: Prosecution

For design patents, the fourth step patenting service is patent application prosecution. Patent Prosecution Services are the patent services needed to either [1] represent a patent application through examination, [2] appeal an examination decision, or [3] conduct opposition, reissue, or reexamination proceedings. Patent Prosecution happens after a patent is pending and it occurs both before and after a patent is granted. Carson Patents provides all Design Patent Prosecution patenting services online.

Patent Prosecution occurs after an invention is patent pending. It is representing the invention before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It is the conducting of communications with the USPTO regarding the examination of a patent application, or a patent.

For design applications, prosecution is most frequently letters to address any rejections or objections made regarding an application. Contact us for prosecution help, or to start the steps to patenting for your unique inventive design. Back to Design Patent Services.

Responses to Office Actions

Responding to an office action is submitting a responsive written reply back to the patent office. It must include a complete response to all issues raised in the office action. Office action issues frequently include both rejections and objections. Both must be responded to properly and completely. Carson Patents highly recommends patent practitioner help for responses to USPTO Office Actions. Contact us for help responding to an office action, or to start the steps to patenting for your unique inventive design. Back to Design Patent Services.


Amendments to patent applications become necessary for many reasons. Writing a complete USPTO office action response can make an amendment necessary. If updates, corrections, and explanations are needed, submitting an amendment is necessary. The application documents need to be clear, complete, and in proper form. In other words, details matter. Carson Patents provides all patent services for writing and submitting amendments for pending patent applications. Contact us to get an amendment written. Or, to start the steps to patenting for your unique inventive design. Back to Design Patent Services.

Additional Services Available

  • Filing US Design from Hague International Industrial Design Applications.
  • Filing Hague from US Applications.
  • Requests for Reconsideration & Appeals.
  • Petitions for Accelerated Examination.
  • Prioritized Examination.
  • Carson Patents files the Petition to Make Special based on age (over 65) for free.

Services Available Online

Carson Patents provides patenting services for all steps to patenting both utility & design inventions online. Contact us to discuss options. Other online Design Patent Services include:

Important TIP: When looking for online design patent prosecution services from a Patents Firm/Office, only a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent can prosecute patents. Hire Carson Patents for your USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner.

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Design Patent Prosecution Services, starting at $399. Contact us.