How your patent application is processed (Page 5 of 5)



Quiz — How your patent application is processed

  1. A preliminary search of patent literature
    • gives you an idea if your invention has already been patented.

      Correct!

    • is accepted by the Patent Office as proof that your invention is new.

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    • ensures that your patent application will be accepted.

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  2. The filing date is important because
    • you need a filing date to do a preliminary search.

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    • you must disclose your invention before the filing date.

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    • the first inventor to file an application for the invention is entitled to the patent.

      Correct!

  3. After you file your application you cannot
    • add new subject matter.

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    • remove a claim.

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    • change the format of your application.

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  4. When requesting that your application be examined, you must send in the request
    • as soon as you receive your filing date.

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    • anytime within five years of the filing date.

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    • when you send in your application.

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