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Approximate Time for USPTO actions

It takes about 6 weeks from payment of issue fee until the patent issues. IF you wait to the last minute to pat the issue fee, the patent will probably issue in fewer weeks. In the U.S. there are no ...
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Does a patented product have to be produced to be enforced?

Some countries do require a patent holder to either "work" their patents or be subject to compulsory licensing. India is one example. In the U.S., practicing your patent is not required to keep a ...
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Cheapest way to extend the time of provisional patent application

Looks like you did a fair amount of research. Great job -- individual inventors have it tough. You get 12 months from the earliest priority date to file a PCT and claim its benefit, thus, you have to ...
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What MUST be included in US non-provisional and PCT first filing, what can be added in amendments?

I will just include the mandatory recommendation here to get a patent attorney. If your invention is worth protecting, it's worth protecting properly. Otherwise, you're just throwing money away at ...
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