Questions tagged [filing]

For patent or any document filing to patent offices

4 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
0answers
198 views

Can someone explain the term “commonly owned”?

As seen in a patent application, can someone please explain to a layperson what this term means? "All claims of the present invention application are commonly owned." I am having a heck of a time ...
2
votes
0answers
93 views

question about time periods for pre-exam processing

I have an invention that I'd like to pursue but there's a patent application for the exact same thing already in existence. However, it's been undergoing pre-exam processing since 2008. Is there any ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Common Pitfalls of filing NPA submission at USPTO

I am planning to file a non provisional application that is due this month 18-April. I intend to try e-file the NPA on Friday the 12th so as to have some time incase something does not go favorably. ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

which documents need to be in a USPTO provisional utility patent for a software system

Presently I have: COVER SHEET ABSTRACT and CLAIMS What's missing?