Submitting United States Patent Applications

ATMAC Nov 09 2014

Prosecution of United States patent applications

ATMAC specializes in drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications in the general fields of electronics and computer science. Please review Andrew’s biography for more information on technology specialties.

Reporting to you at no charge

ATMAC does not charge anything for electronically forwarding to you:

  • filing receipts,
  • notices of allowance,
  • maintenance fee reminders,
  • acknowledgements of examination,
  • Office actions,
  • election requirements,
  • courtesy letters,
  • assignment recordals, and
  • most other correspondence from the USPTO related to your application.

Upon receipt of correspondence related to your application or patent from USPTO, ATMAC will scan the correspondence and forward to you via e-mail.

You will only be charged if you instruct ATMAC to forward you the original paper copy and we will confirm the postage price in advance.

Submitting an already-drafted document to USPTO on your behalf

If you instruct ATMAC to submit an already-drafted document or letter to USPTO, ATMAC only charges a nominal fee. For example, if you have a prepared on your own a response to an Office action and wish to file it as economically as possible, ATMAC will only do a formalities review without addressing the substantive merits of the application.

To receive a cost estimate for reviewing and submitting an already-drafted document to USPTO, please provide the following items:

  1. US patent / application number
  2. A copy of the Office action received from the USPTO (only required if ATMAC does not already have a copy)
  3. Your written response to the OA and/or any other documents you wish to have filed

For any documents that you have drafted, Microsoft® or LibreOffice® document formats are preferred in case ATMAC needs to make any adjustments before submitting to the USPTO; for other documents, Adobe® PDF format is preferred.

Upon receipt of the above items, we will review the situation and estimate the total costs before proceeding. To request an estimate, please contact us.

Assistance drafting response to Office action (OA) on merits

If your invention is related to the fields of electronics or computer science, ATMAC can assist you to draft a complete response to a USPTO Office action on the merits. To receive an estimate of the total price, please provide the following items:

  1. US patent application number
  2. A copy of the Office action received from the USPTO (only required if ATMAC does not already have a copy)
  3. Any comments or instructions you have (optional)

Upon receipt of the above items, we will review the situation and estimate the total costs before proceeding. To request an estimate, please contact us.

Payment of maintenance fees after patent issues

To request an estimate, please contact us.

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