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Q: Suppose I apply for a patent. While I am waiting, can I request that the title (name) of my patent be changed?
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John Rizvi answered on Jun 29, 2020

Yes, if you have filed for a patent and want to change the title, you have two options depending upon what type of patent you have applied for. If it is a PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION, you can submit the proper title when you convert to a NON-PROVISIONAL PATENT.

If, on the other hand,...
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Q: Patents are granted to CYTOVIA how long is the patent in effect
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John Rizvi answered on Dec 17, 2017

A U.S. utility patent is good for 20 years after filing.

On the other hand, a U.S. Design patent is valid for 14 years after issuance.

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