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Steps to Apply for a Patent

Steps to Apply for a Patent

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Application Process:
Entrusting a patent agency to apply for a patent generally involves the following steps:

1. Consultation: 1). Determine whether the content of the invention is part of the patentable content; for this consultation, it is recommended to consult several companies to determine the correct conclusion. Because many of the current information receptionists are paid for the commission, for the sake of business volume, sometimes there will be inappropriate responses to the consultation. 2). Determine which Type Of Patent (invention, utility model, design) can be applied for the content of the invention and creation.

2. Sign the agency commission agreement. The purpose of signing the agency agreement at this time is to clarify the relationship between the applicant and the patent agency. Rights and obligations, mainly to restrict the patent agent's obligation to keep the applicant's invention and creation content confidential.

3. The technical disclosure 1), the applicant provides the patent agent with background information on the invention or entrusted to retrieve the relevant content; 2), the applicant details the content of the invention and create a patent agent to fully understand the content of the invention.

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4. Determine the applicant's understanding of the invention and make an initial judgment on the prospect of the patent application. The applicant with a small possibility of patent authorization will recommend the withdrawal of the applicant. At this time, the agency will charge A small amount of consulting fees, most of the application agency fees will be returned to the applicant. If the prospect of patent authorization is large, the patent agent will propose a clear application plan, the scope and content of the protection, and begin to prepare the formal application work with the consent of the applicant.

5. Preparation of application documents 1). Writing patent application documents; 2). Making application documents; 3). Submitting patent applications and obtaining patent application numbers.

6. Examination The Chinese Patent Office will review the patent application documents. During the examination, the patent attorney will carry out patent corrections, opinions, defenses, and changes. If necessary, the applicant should cooperate with the patent agent to complete the above work.

7. Conclusions The Chinese Patent Office will authorize or reject the review conclusion according to the review. The time of this process is generally: the design is about 6 months, the utility model About 10-12 months, the invention patent is 2-4 years.

8. Handling patent registration procedures or request for review: If the patent application is authorized, the registration procedure shall be completed according to the requirements of the patent authorization notice, and the patent certificate shall be obtained. If the patent application is rejected, it is determined whether a request for review is made based on the specific circumstances. At this point, the patent application process is over.

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Time for patent application: For invention patents, except for some patents that require confidentiality, general invention patents need to be accepted, first reviewed, published, substantively examined, and authorized for announcement. Under normal circumstances, 18 months will be accepted from the date of acceptance. Announced, and then the actual review stage, the general situation can be obtained in about 3 years, but does not rule out longer. In order to speed up the period of obtaining patent rights, you can apply for early disclosure, so that after the initial examination is qualified, it will be announced and then enter the actual trial stage, which can speed up the authorization process. In addition, in some special cases, requests for expedited review can be made, but the procedures are more complicated and the costs are higher. In terms of utility models and designs, it is subject to acceptance, preliminary review and authorization announcement. Since substantive examination is not required, utility models and designs are authorized for a short period of time, generally from June to October.

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