Q: HELLO, I RESPONDED TO THE ABANDONMENT EMAIL WITHIN TIME ALLOTTED BUT HAVE NOT RECIEVED REPLY FROM USPTO. WHAT'S NEXT?

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Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC

A: It would be a bad idea for me to guess what led to the abandonment and what response you filed. It would be a good idea for you to contact the USPTO help desk as they can look into the electronic file and let you know the next step.

You can call 571 272 4200 ( they have several phone numbers). You can email them via HelpAAU@uspto.gov. In either case, you will need to have the application number for the patent application and the two documents (their notice of abandonment, and your response).

They USPTO bends over backwards to help inventors that are prosecuting their own patents so I suspect that they will help you our.

I hope that this helps.

Kevin E Flynn

Marcos Garciaacosta agrees with this answer

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: If it is a trademark, did you go online and took the steps to revive the application and pay the right fees?

That is the typical process for responding to a notification

check online your serial number and see what the status is

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