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An Office action is written correspondence from the patent examiner that requires a properly signed written response from the applicant in order for prosecution of the application to continue. Moreover, the reply must be responsive to each ground of rejection and objection made by the examiner. Examples of Office actions include a restriction requirement, a non-final Office action, and a final Office action. Most replies to Office actions (official letters) must be received within 6 months from the mailing date on the Office action. Office actions in almost all instances set a shortened period within which a response can be filed without having to pay extension of time fees. The shortened period is typically either two or three months, depending on the type of Office action. In certain circumstances, the Office action will specify a different response period. There are no extensions beyond the 6-month statutory time period for reply other than notices that do not have a statutory time period for reply. If an applicant does not submit an acceptable timely response to an Office action, the application will be held abandoned.

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Comparing types of IP Protection

Type of IP Protection
Non-Provisional Patent
Provisional Patent
Design patent
Standard Trademark
Simple Trademark
Does it expire?
20 years
1 year
15 years
No, as long as maintenance fees are paid.
No, as long as maintenance fees are paid.
Does it protect functionality?
Yes
Yes
No, just visual appearance
No
No
Filing Fee (Included)
$430 USPTO Filing Fee*
$70 USPTO Filing Fee*
$240 USPTO Filing Fee*
$275 per class of goods/services
$225 per class of goods/services

*USPTO Filing fee assumes you are classified as “micro entity” by USPTO. If you have filed more than 4 non-provisional patent apps in the past, or have an annual income of greater than $189,537, you may be classified as “small entity” or “large entity” which requires a $480 or $960 govt fee

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