In reference to the patent: US20030154017

Priority date is 1996 and based on number the patent is in Application status, how come?

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To understand the File History of a patent or an application - (filed/granted in US) - follow the steps shown here (as of September 2015)

1 - Search for USPTO Public Pair

2 - Go to the page shown below

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Enter the captcha and press Continue

3 - Now enter the publication number-select that radio button and press Search

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4 - Now select the tab that you want to read

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As of Feb. 23, 2005 patent application US20030154017 is abandoned. Please find Image File Wrapper using Public Pair and take a look at last document - notice of abandonment.

P.s. In PAIR enter 20030154017 as publication number to get access to the patent prosecution documents.

  • It would be great if you could include a bit about how you found this out, like where you went to find it and what list told you. Mar 12, 2015 at 18:57
  • you can use "public pair" for this information- just google it, and then search the application number from there for the complete prosecution history
    – Harvard
    Jul 14, 2015 at 3:47

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