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Patent Prosecution

Patent Prosecution

Explore the process by which a patent is created, including filing a patent application, applying to the Patent and Trademark Office, and the appeals process for failure to grant a patent.


For this lesson, we will look at how to file a patent application.  We will start by looking at whether or not an invention should file a patent. Next we will look at the patent application requirements and examinations.  Finally, we will look at how the patent appeals process works.

I. Whether to File

The first step to registering a patent is figuring out the likelihood of success of the application. When analyzing the success of a patent application, a patent specialist should be...

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