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CREATING AN ORDER – GENERAL TOPICS

Desired Delivery Date

Each order form includes a field to enter your delivery time requirements. Our experienced professionals will work to fulfill your order by your selected delivery date. If we are unable to meet your desired delivery date, we’ll notify you with a detailed status update.

Docket

The docket is your internal client matter or reference number – the one you want to associate with your order. It is generally used for your internal billing management. If you do not have a client matter or reference number for your order, please enter “NONE.”

Searchable File Histories

Searchable file histories are delivered via email and the download link is available for 30 days. You can select multiple recipients at no additional charge.

Duplicate Copies

A duplicate paper hard copy of your document can be requested with your order. A duplicate CD-ROM is only available when you have selected a download or CD-ROM in the Document Type field.

Shipping

Shipping options may vary depending on product. The order form will adjust based on your product selection to show available shipping choices. Delivery options include:

  • FedEx Priority overnight (next business day) — delivered by 10:30 am ET ($12.25 min.*)
  • FedEx Standard Overnight (next business day) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET PM ($12.10 min.*)
  • FedEx 2Day (2 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.90 min.*)
  • FedEx Express Saver (3 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.65 min.*)

*prices will vary depending on weight and delivery region

Multiple Emails

Multiple emails can be used when placing a new order. During the order process, simply enter the additional email addresses separated by commas. There is no additional charge for this option.


TYPES OF ORDERS

US Patent Application File History

A record – or history – of the correspondence between the applicant and the examiner when a patent application is submitted to the USPTO until and after the patent is granted, rejected or abandoned. It includes the explanations as to why certain claims are invalid or rejected, requests from the examiner and the applicant’s responses, and shows the flow of communication and steps applied throughout the application process. Any correspondence after a patent is granted (e.g., litigation concerning the patent) is also captured in the history. View pricing

Cited References

Cited references are listed in the patent bibliography. They are a compilation of US, non-US, and other publication documents cited by the examiner and/or applicant. When ordering multiple related file histories, we do not provide duplicate copies of the cited references unless requested. Additional fees apply.

Related Application File Histories

Related application information is listed in the patent bibliography. Related patent applications are those applications filed after an initial original application is filed but before it is issued as a patent, and that involve similar or related technologies. Related applications share the same priority application and priority date as the original application. Additional fees apply for each individual file history.  

Searchable file history choices

Searchable file histories are delivered via email and the download link is available for 30 days. You can select multiple recipients at no additional charge.  

Duplicate Copies

A duplicate paper hard copy of your document can be requested with your order. A duplicate CD-ROM is only available when you have selected a download or CD-ROM in the Document Type field.

Shipping

Shipping options may vary depending on product. The order form will adjust based on your product selection to show available shipping choices. Delivery options include:

  • FedEx Priority overnight (next business day) — delivered by 10:30 am ET ($12.25 min.*)
  • FedEx Standard Overnight (next business day) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET PM ($12.10 min.*)
  • FedEx 2Day (2 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.90 min.*)
  • FedEx Express Saver (3 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.65 min.*)

*prices will vary depending on weight and delivery region

Desired Delivery Date

Standard Delivery time is 1-2 business days. However, certain files may be delayed in a group/art unit, archived, or may be misplaced within the USPTO. Our experienced professionals will work to procure your files by your selected delivery date. If we are unable to meet your desired delivery date, we’ll notify you with a detailed status update.   


Non-US Patent/Application File History

A record – or history – of the correspondence between the applicant and the examiner when a patent application is submitted to the patent office until and after the patent is granted, rejected or abandoned. It includes the explanations as to why certain claims are invalid or rejected, requests from the examiner and the applicant’s responses, and shows the flow of communication and steps applied throughout the application process. Any correspondence after a patent is granted (e.g., litigation concerning the patent) is also captured in the history. View pricing

Cited References

Cited references are listed in the patent bibliography. They are a compilation of US, non-US, and other publication documents cited by the examiner and/or applicant. When ordering multiple related file histories, we do not provide duplicate copies of the cited references unless requested. Additional fees apply.

Searchable File Histories

Searchable file histories are delivered via email and the download link is available for 30 days. You can select multiple recipients at no additional charge.  

Shipping

Shipping options may vary depending on product. The order form will adjust based on your product selection to show available shipping choices. Delivery options include:

  • FedEx Priority overnight (next business day) — delivered by 10:30 am ET ($12.25 min.*)
  • FedEx Standard Overnight (next business day) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET PM ($12.10 min.*)
  • FedEx 2Day (2 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.90 min.*)
  • FedEx Express Saver (3 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.65 min.*)

*prices will vary depending on weight and delivery region

Desired Delivery Date

Standard Delivery times are based upon country of origin. View estimated delivery times    


Patent Publications & Literature — US, International, Non-Patent Literature

Literature Details

Please enter the title of each Non-Patent Literature (NPL) article requested. Optionally, you may enter the publication number of the document that cites the literature you are ordering. View pricing

Shipping

Shipping options may vary depending on product. The order form will adjust based on your product selection to show available shipping choices. Delivery options include:

  • FedEx Priority overnight (next business day) — delivered by 10:30 am ET ($12.25 min.*)
  • FedEx Standard Overnight (next business day) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET PM ($12.10 min.*)
  • FedEx 2Day (2 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.90 min.*)
  • FedEx Express Saver (3 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.65 min.*)

*prices will vary depending on weight and delivery region

Desired Delivery Date

Standard Delivery times are based upon country of origin and availability. View estimated delivery times


US Trademark File History and US Trademark Registration

Trademark File History

A copy of the trademark examination record containing the correspondence between the applicant and the USPTO law offices. Includes pre- and post-registration documents. View pricing

Trademark Registration

A copy of the registered trademark including the name of the mark, assignee and registration date. View pricing

Searchable PDF -Trademark

Searchable file histories are delivered via email and the download link is available for 30 days. You can select multiple recipients at no additional charge. View pricing.

Duplicate Copies

A duplicate paper hard copy of your document can be requested with your order. A duplicate CD-ROM is only available when you have selected a download or CD-ROM in the Document Type field.

Shipping

Shipping options may vary depending on product. The order form will adjust based on your product selection to show available shipping choices. Delivery options include:

  • FedEx Priority overnight (next business day) — delivered by 10:30 am ET ($12.25 min.*)
  • FedEx Standard Overnight (next business day) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET PM ($12.10 min.*)
  • FedEx 2Day (2 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.90 min.*)
  • FedEx Express Saver (3 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.65 min.*)

*prices will vary depending on weight and delivery region

Desired Delivery Date

Standard Delivery time is 1-2 business days. However, certain files may be delayed in a group/art unit, archived, or may be misplaced within the USPTO. Our experienced professionals will work to procure your files by your selected delivery date. If we are unable to meet your desired delivery date, we’ll notify you with a detailed status update.   


Certification Services

Certified Patent Assignment

A copy of the recorded assignments, liens or security interest agreements assigned to a designated patent or application number. Reel and frame number information is required to submit this request to the USPTO Certification Branch. If you have the publication number only, we will conduct an assignment search to obtain the required reel and frame number information (additional search fees will apply). The patent assignment is certified by the USPTO for litigation purposes. View pricing

Certified Patent Application as filed

Original patent application certified by the USPTO for foreign filing or litigation purposes. A Power to Inspect signed by the applicant or attorney of record may be required for pending applications. View pricing

Certified Patent File History

A copy of the application or granted document certified by the USPTO, generally requested for litigation purposes. A certified copy will include all documents maintained in the original file history including all duplicate documents and any cited references. View pricing

Certified Patent Publication

A copy of the original patent document certified by the USPTO, generally requested for litigation purposes. View pricing

Certified Trademark Application as filed

A copy of the original trademark application certified by the USPTO, generally requested for foreign filing or litigation purposes. View pricing

Certified Trademark File History

A copy of the application or registered document certified by the USPTO, generally requested for litigation purposes. A certified copy will include all documents, including any duplicate documents, maintained in the original file history. View pricing

Certified PCT Application

Original patent application certified by the USPTO, generally requested for foreign filing or litigation purposes. A Power to Inspect signed by the applicant or attorney of record may be required for pending PCT applications. View pricing

Document Delivery

Documents are provided via CD-ROM or printed format based upon the media availability within the USPTO. If necessary, a letter of explanation may be addressed and sent to the USPTO detailing the need for the specific media type. In the interim, the documents can be provided to you in printed format.

Shipping

Shipping options may vary depending on product. The order form will adjust based on your product selection to show available shipping choices. Delivery options include:

  • FedEx Priority overnight (next business day) — delivered by 10:30 am ET ($12.25 min.*)
  • FedEx Standard Overnight (next business day) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET PM ($12.10 min.*)
  • FedEx 2Day (2 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.90 min.*)
  • FedEx Express Saver (3 business days) — delivered by 3:00 pm ET ($9.65 min.*)

*prices will vary depending on weight and delivery region

Desired Delivery Date

Standard Delivery time is established by the USPTO Certification Branch and is based upon the certified product type. Our experienced professionals will work to procure your files by your selected delivery date. If we are unable to meet your desired delivery date, we’ll notify you with a detailed status update.  View estimated delivery times


Search Services

Search Types

Patent Assignor/Assignee — List of all patents assigned to/from an inventor or designated company. View pricing

Patent Assignment Title — A copy of the recorded assignments, liens or security interest agreements assigned to a designated patent or application number. Reel and frame number information is required to obtain a copy of the assignment title. If you have the publication number only, we will conduct an assignment search to obtain the required reel and frame number information (additional search fees will apply). View pricing

Patent Family (includes Legal Status) — List of all related US and non-US family members with legal status details. Report content includes post-issue assignment and litigation information if applicable. View pricing

Patent Keyword — List of US and non-US patent publications resulting from keyword and terminology specified in your order. Keyword options include company name, inventor name, title and subject matter. Boolean logic operators (AND, OR, NOT), word truncations, and word proximity operators are used to refine search results. View pricing

Patent Litigation — Report detailing litigation information by patent publication number. View pricing

Patent Maintenance Fee — Report detailing current US patent maintenance fee information as recorded by the USPTO.View pricing

Desired Delivery Date

Standard Delivery time is 1-2 business days. If we are unable to meet your desired delivery date, we’ll notify you with a detailed status update. View pricing

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