My patent was due for renewal Dec 2019, year 8. Is there any way I can resurrect it? Thanks in anticipation. Pat.

  • Do you mean you missed a fee payment? Patents are not renewable, but there are periodic fees due.
    – Eric S
    Aug 28, 2020 at 17:14

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You can petition for acceptance of a late payment - from the USPTO web site -

A petition related to acceptance of delayed payment of a maintenance fee after expiration of the patent based on unintentional delay under 35 U.S.C. 41(c) and 37 CFR 1.378 (b) must be accompanied by:

a statement that the delay was unintentional;

payment of the appropriate maintenance fee; and

payment of the petition fee as set forth in 37 CFR 1.17,

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