Patent status is available through the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. You can check the status of your online application at any time using the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) system. Once you submit your application to us, you will receive a serial number on your presentation receipt. Just go to TSDR, type in your serial number, and you can see what's going on with your request, as well as view, print and download any document from your file.
You'll also be able to see if you have any pending deadlines to respond to. How can you check the status of a U, S?. Patent application? Well, that depends on whether the patent application has been published or not. Patent applications are published 18 months after they are filed.
The 18-month deadline may be shorter if the patent application validly claims priority over the filing date of a previous application (p. e.g. In that case, the application is said to have a priority date starting from the filing date of the main application. So, the release is 18 months from the priority date.
To check the status of a U,. Patent application, the simplest case is when the patent application has already been published. The status of a patent application is available on the U.S. website.
UU. Patent Trademark Office & website — uspto, gov. The USPTO website offers a page called Public PAIR that allows the general public to view the status of a published application. But how do you locate the status of an application published on Public PAIR? The answer is that you can search for the state with the serial number of the application or the publication number of the published patent application.
What if you don't have the serial number of the application or the publication number?. There are a number of variables when searching for a published patent application, but for simplicity, let's say you have at least the name of an inventor. The USPTO website is a place to search for the published application. Once the published application is found, it will have its application serial number and publication number.
How can the search be carried out? You can start at the main page of the USPTO website and follow the links to search for a patent publication. There are several options, including basic search, advanced search, and search by publication number. For simplicity, the basic search allows you to enter two search terms. This form can be used to search for the name of the inventor.
A search query may generate some or many possibilities, which must be reviewed until the desired published patent application is identified. If a basic search generates too many possibilities, an advanced search may be required to narrow the search, but the advanced search is beyond the scope of this blog post. Once the correct published application is identified, the serial number of the application or the publication number can be obtained and used to search the status of the published application in Public PAIR. By entering the serial number of the application or the publication number in Public PAIR, a web page will be accessed with the data and status of that request.
There is a status line that indicates a status. This status could indicate if the request is abandoned, is awaiting action, has administrative action pending, is allowed, or another status. A tab called “Image File Wrapper” can be selected to view or download all the documents archived in the application. There is also a tab called “Continuity Data” to view the status of related applications.
What about patent applications that haven't been published? Well, one possibility is that the application is published, but that it was submitted recently. Therefore, the above procedures could be used every one or two months to eventually know the status of requests when they are published. However, the patent applicant may have submitted a valid request for non-publication when the application was filed. In that case, it may be necessary to search for the issued patent until the patent is issued, if that happens at all.
To determine if a patent is still in effect, you will need to access the USPTO website. You can find most of the information on the text-based screen, but not all of it. You will have to look at the patent image, which is in PDF format. You can also search for the patent in the espacenet system of the European Patent Office or in Google Patents and retrieve the same text and image in PDF.
Use the system that you think is easiest for you. In these cases, patents are usually not available in the USPTO database (but sometimes they are in other databases, such as Espacenet of the EPO, Google Patents or payment systems). Some patents have a shorter lifespan than usual because their terms are limited to those of previously issued patents. The Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system offers USPTO clients a secure and easy way to retrieve and download information about the status of the patent application.
For example, see patent 7,613,700 - (*) Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 USC 154 (b) by 291 days. If you have access to the Lexis, Westlaw, or BNA USPQ databases (unfortunately, all available only for fees), you can try searching for the patent number in their databases of reported court cases to see if the patent may have been mentioned in a case report. Therefore, it can probably be considered as a general rule that the USPTO delay time adjustment cannot extend the life of a patent beyond the date of exemption from liability, whether that date is explicitly indicated or simply by referring to the term of the previous patent. For those who applied, and if the USPTO recalculate and discovered that an error had been made, adjusting the term of the patent printed on the obverse of the patent would not be correct.
Keep in mind that a terminal disclaimer links the term of a subsequently issued patent to the normal term of the previously issued patent. For an expanded list of patents pursuant to Articles 155 or 156 or by private law, see the Patent and Trademark Office's Extended Term List. On rare occasions, issued patents are withdrawn from issue by order of the Patent Commissioner. Patent deadlines based on applications filed on or after May 29, 2000 (actual filing date, not priority date) could have been extended by delays at the Patent Office beyond certain limits.
The Patent Center is the next generation tool for the electronic filing and management of patent applications, which has a single unified interface, incorporates Public PAIR functionality and will replace EFS-Web and Private PAIR. .