How your patent application is processed (page 4 of 4)

After examination

1. Allowance

This is when your application is approved by the patent examiner.

How we will tell you

We will send you a Notice of Allowance by mail.

At this time, we will ask that you pay the final fee (Part 3, Item 13). You must pay the fee within four months of the Notice of Allowance. If you do not pay the fee, your application will be deemed abandoned. Footnote *

2. Grant

When we get your final fee, we prepare your grant, which you can see on our website.

How we will tell you

We will mail the patent grant to you or your patent agent, if you have one, after getting your final fee payment.

See our service standards for more information.

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