When is a patent application published?

Answer According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), when an application for a patent is submitted, there is a mandatory 18-month period during which the application stays within the... Read More »

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When was the first software patent application in the U.S.?

Marty Goetz applied for the first software patent application in the United States on April, 8, 1965. Goetz applied for the patent to protect a software program he created during his employment wit... Read More »

Pending vs. Published Patent?

Patent prosecution involves hundreds of words of art: patent pending, patent publication, patent marking, patent publication. Moreover, the meaning of these terms is often unclear because people ... Read More »

How to Get a Pct Patent Application?

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) streamlines the foreign filing of U.S. patent applications. By "filing PCT," with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), your patent is examined b... Read More »

Can a patent application be suppressed?

The U.S. government may suppress a patent application, if its subject matter is considered a threat to national security. Patent examiners will decide if information on the patent is detrimental, a... Read More »