What are Patent Prosecution Services?
Patent Prosecution is representing your 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. Most frequently it is things like, letters to address any rejections or objections made regarding a patent application, amendments, new/revised claims, or the conducting of examiner interviews. Contact us for patent prosecution help.
Patent prosecution also includes:
- Restriction Practice (proper responses to restriction office actions).
- Requests for Reconsideration & Appeals.
- Petitions to Make Special (Accelerated Examination, Prioritized Examination, Patent Prosecution Highway – PPH).
- Requests for Continued Examination.
- Supplemental Examination.
We prosecute all kinds and types of patents.
- Utility, Design, & Plant Patents
- US & PCT (International) Applications.
- Provisional Patent Applications (PPA) Patent Pending Applications
- Provisional to Non-Provisional Conversions & Applications.
- Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.
Responses to Office Actions.
Responding to an office action is basically writing a letter back to the patent office. It includes responding to, and addressing, all issues raised in the letter from the examiner. Office action issues frequently include both rejections and objections. Both must be responded to properly and completely. We highly recommend patent practitioner help for responses to USPTO Office Actions.
Amendments to patent applications become necessary for many reasons. At times updates, corrections, and explanations are needed. 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. We highly recommend patent practitioner help with amendments of any kind.
New Claims. Revised Claims.
Frequently, after initial filing, it becomes 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 highly recommends patent practitioner help when writing and editing claims.
Examiner interviews are conducted for many reasons. Always for the purpose of 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 help find the best way to respond to an office action. We highly recommend patent practitioner help for examiner interviews.
We can also help with other USPTO patent and patent application actions.
- Citation of Prior Art.
- Ex-Parte Reexamination.
Patent Prosecution Services Starting at $1,199.