FAQs Patent Questions
Question:On filing a plant or utility application on or after 11/29/2000 Inventors may choose to not publish their application
On filing of a plant or utility application on or after November 29, 2000, an applicant may request that the application not be published, but only if the invention has not been and will not be the subject of an application filed in a foreign country that requires publication 18 months after filing (or earlier claimed priority date) or under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.
Question:Does your USPTO database include data on the current fee status and expiration of patents?
No, the US Patent Full Text Database does not include this data, but it is available on the PTO Web site. Use the link to the Patent Application Information Retrieval database (PAIR) on the Web database main page.
Question:The requirements for filing a substitute specification is stated under the 37 CFR 1.125
When applicants file a substitute specification, the following are required under 37 CFR 1.125: (1) a statement that the substitute specification includes no new matter; (2) a marked-up version of the specification with markings to show all the changes relative to the immediate prior version; and (3) a clean version of the substitute specification.
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