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Micro entity status for provisional patent application

I am part of a small startup and we are in the process of filing our IPs. We fit the micro category as none of the inventors have any patents filed but have submitted 5 provisional applications. Is ...
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Effect of 5th Micro-Entity Filing on Fees Related to Four Previous ME Filings

My concern is the loss of micro-entity (ME) status on other previous filings due to the 5th ME filing (all gross income). The Rules commentary indicate: "Finally, while being named as an ...
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Can an individual applicant assert micro entity status for their 6th patent if they asserted small entity status on their 4th application?

Assume Bob files 3 apps as a micro entity, and rightfully so. Bot misunderstand the rules, and thinks only 4 apps can be claimed as a micro entity. To twist it further, he decides that patent 5 is ...
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Micro Entity Filing Status and ownership issues when there is more than one inventor

An individual whom I paid for advice in preparation of my latest application, a CIP, has asked if I would include his name as a co-inventor. He says it is a request, not an expectation, and it's not ...
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what is the registration no for the Certification of Micro Entity Status form

I am filing the CERTIFICATION OF MICRO ENTITY STATUS form. But I don't know where to get the Registration No., which is at the end of the form. Edit: I am doing it by myself for provisional.
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How to qualify for micro entity status

I'm looking into filing a provisional application for a patent, and I'm trying to determine whether or not I'm classified as a micro entity. This website says that one requirement of qualifying as a ...
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Where in the EFS process does one indicate micro-entity membership?

I am interested in filing a provisional patent application via EFS and would like to understand: Is there any paperwork (tax returns, etc.) I need to prepare to file as a micro-entity? Is filing as a ...
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Micro, Small, Provisional, Non-Provisional

We have designed a new soft technique (algorithm) and we want to file it. The USPTO website is very complicated for tracing the correct answers, and it needs professionals like you. We have some basic ...
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Problem filing micro entity status

My son and I invented something together. We qualify as micro entity and filed the appropriate form MES.GIB. However PTO came back saying it doesn't correctly identify the application to which it ...
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Micro-Entity Filing Status

I am eligible for micro-entity filing status on my patent applications. However, it requires that one's name not be listed on more than four previous patents (I have zero currently), which limits me ...
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Patent Attorney Free Online Consultation?

I have a unique question concerning the financial provisions and restrictions of micro-entity filing status. I have been unable to find an answer to my question online, and would like to ask a patent ...
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Having someone else file a patent application to retain micro entity status

Budgetary concerns require me to file my patent applications under micro entity status. I meet all requirements. However, one cannot submit more than five (maximum four previous) applications at the ...
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Do I need to use a patent attorney to pay an issue fee?

I've just been issued a notice of allowance for my patent application. Since we (my attorney and I) filed pre-AIA, before micro entity status existed, we claimed small entity status. Now that we've ...
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Do I need to prove micro entity status to USPTO?

I want to file to USPTO, and I am foreign independent inventor (not American). My question is, do I need to prove micro entity status to uspto? If yes, then how?
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