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Micro Entity Filing Status and ownership issues when there is more than one inventor

Do not put this person's name on the patent as an inventor! And please do not treat their advice as gospel. First, they are breaking the rules by providing advice to you about your filing. It is ...
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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?

NO - one is not entitled to a certain number of micro-entity filings. The section of the form one must sign - 1.27. (2) APPLICATION FILING LIMIT – Neither the applicant nor the inventor nor a joint ...
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How to qualify for micro entity status

Let me preface this by saying I am not a lawyer. Looking at this link to the requirements for small and micro-entity status shows two ways to qualify for micro-entity status. Micro entity: There ...
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Micro entity status for provisional patent application

The complete definition for micro entity eligibility is available here: https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s509.html#ch500_d1ff69_210b3_1ca By my reading, you are allowed any number of ...
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Effect of 5th Micro-Entity Filing on Fees Related to Four Previous ME Filings

You are correct about being able to file the 5th application as micro entity. You say “At this time, you lose ME status under gross income.” I’m not sure what you mean. You can’t file more micro-...
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what is the registration no for the Certification of Micro Entity Status form

Are you processing your application through a patent agent or you are processing your own application?? For our company patent applications, the patent agent registration number is being filled in ...
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Where in the EFS process does one indicate micro-entity membership?

As a patent agent, I have filed many applications for people who claimed micro entity. It is a box to check on the fee calculation page of the EFS system and a form to sign and upload. There is more ...
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Micro, Small, Provisional, Non-Provisional

As @EricShain has advised, an algorithm would be a utility patent. However, if you are attempting to draft a non-provisional application for an algorithm without expert knowledge of Alice, Enfish, ...
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Micro-Entity Filing Status

In both cases, you are suggesting lying about the inventorship. The details of each of your schemes is largely irrelevant in this regard. First, you are the inventor: there is nothing you can do ...
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Having someone else file a patent application to retain micro entity status

You probably shouldn't do this. Even if you filed it in another person's name, you would still be the inventor (who must also satisfy the application filing limit). 37 CFR 1.29(a) requires (emphasis ...
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