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How do we reinstate our patent US 5,341,526

Patents are territorial rights and for limited period of time(i.e. 20 years). subject query patent was filed in 1992 granted in 1994 and expired way back. Since your Mother assigned you patent in 1999 ...
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Do I need to use a patent attorney to pay an issue fee?

Yes, you can easily do this yourself. The reason I would consider using an attorney in situations like this relate to the question of what happens if something goes wrong? The attorney is less ...
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Am I reading this right? -- the cost for a provisional patent application

The fees you are quoting in the question are for a NON-PROVISIONAL patent application. As people discussed, the micro entity fees for a provisional would be $65.00. However, provisional patent ...
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Am I reading this right? -- the cost for a provisional patent application

There's no such thing as a provisional PATENT, only a provisional patent application. It is never examined so the search/etc. fees aren't calculated and I don't think you even need to have claims, ...
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How fees are calculated for new claims that replace cancelled claims?

There is a key distinction made between withdrawn claims and canceled claims. A canceled claim subtracts from your total, a withdrawn claim does not. I know of someone - a patent attorney - who ...
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Where can I find an overview of patent cost including maintenance fees?

It is complicated but the data is there. Take the U.S. example. The USPTO publishes a fee schedule, but they can change the amounts over time. There is a window to pay each of the fees (at 3.5, 7.5 ...
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Period time to pay renewal fees for european patents

The legal provision is Rule 51.1 EPC: "[...] A renewal fee for the European patent application in respect of the coming year shall be due on the last day of the month containing the anniversary ...
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Expired Patents due to fees?

I'm not a lawyer, but according to the US Public Pair the priority date for US6013181A is 04-17-1998. Even if you had kept the fees up to date, the patent whould have expired on 04-17-2018 so I would ...
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Expiration date from patent EP1228987 & DE60206307

European patents expire 20 years from their filling date. In your case filling date is 30.01.2002. Interestingly, there is a small discrepancy across the contracting states of the European Patent ...
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What are the renewal dates and fees for a micro-entity utility patent?

Very easy to look up post-grant fee table at USPTO Please figure it out from this information. Note that Entity Status can change both during prosecution and after grant. You may or may not qualify as ...
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Is becoming registered eFiler associated with any fees?

Is any of these steps associated with any fees No, none whatsoever as of now. ... actually never fills any application, does that have any consequences Again the answer is 'NO'. If one does not ...
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USPTO Services: Patent Searches & Patent Examinations

There is a fee schedule for the USPTO's services. There are fees to file a PPA and more expensive fees for an NPA. Generally, fees are lower for smaller entities. There is a micro-entity fee and a ...
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Free Patent research sites vs fee based ones

I have been using Totalpatent and Totalpatentone from LEXISNEXIS and STN from CAS all three are paid version. If your need is only for research, Google patent or Patent lens would do work. The paid ...
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Can I change a filed utility patent application to change the original filing fee?

If you did not pay yet (no refund...): yes - a readable blog post which says: "In a US national stage application filed with excess or multiple dependent claims, the USPTO will issue a Notice of ...
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Is entity status determined per patent family?

i. Yes. Only the assigned application assigned to ineligible entity forfeits eligibility for discount. ii. If pro se inventor's (micro entity) income is affected by the assignment transaction in a ...
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Does a “Petition to Make Special Based on Age” (65+) type of Accelerated Examination still have the same 3/20 claims limitation?

The short answer is “no,” which is the answer I was hoping for. This was first confirmed in an answer written by a patent attorney (U.S. - CA) responding to my same question posted on quota.com. It ...
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State law about employers giving inventor chance to take forward an application before abandoning

Assignments may be differently worded; but you very likely assigned full title and ownership. If the assignee wants to waste the patent opportunity it’s their right. Actually, the assignee may have ...
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Employer won't pay patent issue fee. What to do?

I am willing to pay the issue fee myself. Is this allowed? I do not believe it is possible to validly pay the fee yourself (though, since I have never had the occasion to try, I could be wrong). The ...
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Bulk patenting discounts?

There are no bulk filing fees at the U.S. Patent Office. http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/fees-and-payment/uspto-fee-schedule There are discounts such as the micro entity and small ...
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Is there any way to track Patents which are reinstated after non-payment of maintenance fees?

If patent is lapsed due to non-payment of Maintenance fee one can revive it filing a Petition See Earlier answer Failure to pay maintenance fees Now Such Petition is Hard to track As I see no option ...
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Patent issued in 2005 and now is ceased/expired due to failure to pay maintenance fees

Your Query contains Two Issues:- 1. Can Any person revive Patent after not paying Maintenance fees? YES but in certain circumstances and not after 2 years. For more information see Failure to pay ...
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Failure to pay maintenance fees

No, the idea is not patentable anymore. Once any person anywhere publishes knowledge on how to create the invention (whether publishes it in a patent, online, in a novel, etc...), the idea can no ...
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Can the patent be revived EP 0639878 B1

Also how long are patent granted for 15 years or 20 years and is this from the date o publication or from the date of Granting of the patent. Quoting the EPO's website: "The maximum term of a ...
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