What are Patent Prosecution Services?
For design and utility patents, the fourth step patent service is patent prosecution. Patent Prosecution Services are the patent services needed to either  represent a patent application through examination,  appeal an examination decision, or  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. Patent Prosecution Help for your office action responses is available here at Carson Patents.
Patent Prosecution is representing your invention before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). At Carson Patents patent prosecution is the fourth step to patenting, contact us to get started.
Before a patent is granted it is the conducting of communications with the USPTO regarding the examination of a patent application. Most frequently pre-grant patent prosecution is things like responding to office actions, or filing amendments, new claims, and petitions. We also conduct examiner interviews.
After a patent is granted it is the conducting of communications with the USPTO regarding opposition to the patent, reissue, or reexamination proceedings. Most frequently post-grant patent prosecution is things like reissues to add claims or correct mistakes in granted patents. Contact us for details of post-grant proceedings, or to start the steps to patent your idea or invention.
Office Action Responses
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.
Amendments to patent applications become necessary for many reasons. A complete response to an office action can make an amendment necessary. If updates, corrections, and explanations are needed, submitting an amendment is necessary. Patent applications need to fully disclose how to make and use the invention. The application documents need to be clear, complete, and in proper form. 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 patent for your invention.
New & Revised Claims
Submitting new claims, and revising and resubmitting existing claims occurs as part of office action responses. Also, after filing, it may become necessary or desirable to submit new or revised claims in a patent application. Claims must be in proper form, not indefinite, and supported by the written description and the drawings. Carson Patents provides writing new and revised patent claims. Contact us to get new or revised claims written for your pending patent, or to start the steps to patent for your invention.
- Petitions to Make special – age and health.
- Revival based on unintentional delay.
- Petitions to Revive Abandoned Applications.
- Small Entity Entitlement.
- Petitions to Review Previous Decisions.
- Expungement of papers
- Prioritized Examination (Track One)
- Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
- Petition for retroactive foreign filing license.
Examiner Interviews are audio or video interviews with the examiner for a patent application. Examiner interviews are conducted for many reasons. For patent applications it is for the purpose of advancing prosecution. In other words, moving the application forward as quickly as possible. Frequently, the reason revolves around sharing understanding of the invention, discussing the patentability of the claims, or to determine election options after a restriction office action. Interviews can help determine the best way to respond to an office action. Carson Patents highly recommends patent practitioner help for examiner interviews. Contact us.
We prosecute all kinds and types of patents
- Utility, Design, & Plant – US, PCT, & Hague (International) Applications.
- Provisional Patent Applications (PPA) Patent Pending Applications.
- Provisional to Non-Provisional Conversions & Applications.
- Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.
- Contact us to patent prosecution help, or to start the steps to patent for your idea or invention.
Other Patent Actions
- Requests for Continued Examination.
- Restriction Practice (proper responses to restriction office actions).
- Double Patenting.
- Terminal Disclaimers.
- Citation of Prior Art.
- Supplemental Examination.
- Ex-Parte Reexamination.
- Requests for Reconsideration & Appeals.
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings.
Patent Prosecution Services Starting at $399.