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Continued Obligation to Monitor Small Entity Status in the Patent Office

By: Mark R. Malek As you may recall, my last couple of articles have been about the different statuses that an inventor can claim when paying fees to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The first of these series of articles was an introduction to the micro-entity status, which allows inventors that qualify as […]

What Happens If You Claim The Wrong Entity Status In The Patent Office?

By: Mark R. Malek In my last article, I outlined the new filing status in the Patent Office that can save inventors even more money in the patent process – that of the micro-entity.  As you may recall from that article, when filing a patent application (and throughout the patent prosecution process), you must pay […]

Patent Office Fees – The Micro Entity

By: Mark R. Malek As many of you may know, the United States Patent System recently went through a little transformation on March 15, 2013.  The biggest and most public of these transformations was the transition from a first to invent system to a first to file system (more on that later).  One thing that […]

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