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Reviving A Patent That Was Abandoned For Failure To Pay Maintenance Fees

By: Mark R. Malek You may recall that my last article was directed to the requirement to pay maintenance fees in order to keep your patent alive.  As was discussed in that article, maintenance fees must be paid at 3.5 years, 7.5 years and 11.5 years after the patent has issued. When someone has not paid […]

Patent Maintenance Fees

By: Mark R. Malek So you have just received your Notice of Allowance for your patent application.  In the Notice of Allowance, there is a requirement for you to pay an issue fee and a publication fee.  You may have paid the publication fee early pursuant to a request for early publication.  Section 1129 of […]

Patent and Trademark Registration Owners BEWARE

By Daniel Davidson The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is warning owners of patent and trademark registrations to be cautious when it comes to solicitations received in the mail.  The USPTO has received numerous complaints from patent and trademark owners regarding solicitations that are deceptive and request that money be sent to them to monitor […]

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