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Form SB0001a Declaration

INSTRUCTIONS: DECLARATION FOR UTILITY OR DESIGN APPLICATION USING AN APPLICATION DATA SHEET (SB0001a)

 

This form is approved for use through January 31, 2014.  The form is used as a declaratory statement stating the inventors understand all parts of the applications and that they are submitting the forms to the United States Patent and Trademark Office as defined under 37 CFR 1.56.  The form also declares that filers believe they are the first inventor(s) of the subject.

“Declaration for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet SB0001a Step 1”

Type in the name of the invention within the heading of the document.

“Declaration for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet SB0001a Step 2”

Check the first box if the declaration is being directed to the attached application.  Check the second box if the declaration is being directed to the United States application or the PCT international application number.  Provide the number if you checked box 2, as well as the date of filing. 

If the application was amended, check the third box and provide the date of amendment. 

“Declaration for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet SB0001a Step 3”

Before signing the form, make sure to read the Warning Statement in full.  The last section of the statement states that the inventor(s) have completed all attached forms to the best of their ability and that all statements are true.  If the inventors willfully provide false statements, the act is punishable by fine or imprisonment. 

“Declaration for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet SB0001a Step 4”

If there are two inventors, provide the names of the inventors at the bottom of the document.  Provide signatures, the dates of the signatures, and where each inventor has citizenship. 

“Declaration for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet SB0001a Step 5”

Check the box at the bottom of page 1 if there are more than two inventors.  Make sure to list the forms where additional information is located.

“Declaration for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet SB0001a Step 6”

Make sure to read the Privacy Statement very closely on page 2 of this document. 

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Form SB08a Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant

INSTRUCTIONS: INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT BY APPLICANT (SB08a)

 

For more information on instructions, regard the following link: https://www.uspto.gov/ebc/portal/efs/US_ids_form_inst.doc

“Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant SB08a Step 1”

In the header of the form, provide information for all fields if they apply.  For the filing date, provide the date on which you’re providing this form.  If you do not know the Art Unit location, leave this field blank.

“Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant SB08a Step 2”

For the U.S. Patents section, provide information for the examiner initial, cite number, patent number, kind code, issue date, name of the patentee, and all relevant information on passages.  For more information, regard page 2 of the guide listed above. 

“Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant SB08a Step 3”

In the U.S. Patent Application Publications section, do not leave any fields blank.  Provide the examiner initial, cite number, publication number, kind code, publication date, name of patentee, and relevant passages.  For more information, regard pages 2 and 3 of the guide listed above. 

“Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant SB08a Step 4”

For the Foreign Patent Documents section, provide the examiner initial, cite number foreign document number, country code, kind code, publication date, name of patentee, and relevant passages.  Check the box if an English translations for the document is attached.  For more information, reference page three of the guide listed above. 

“Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant SB08a Step 5”

For the Non-Patent Literature Documents section, provide the examiner initial and cite number.  Provide the name of the author if known, title of the article or item, the publisher and the city or country where the article or item was published. 

“Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant SB08a Step 6”

For the certification statement, regard 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98 to make all of the appropriate selections.  Regard page 4 of the guide listed above for more information on the certification statement. 

“Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant SB08a Step 7”

In the signature section, provide an electronic signature, the date for the submission of this document, and the registration number of the patent practitioner.  Regard page 4 of the guide for more information. 

“Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant SB08a Step 8”

For corresponding codes to states, intergovernmental organizations, and other entities, regard pages 5 through 7 of the guide.  For a list of kind codes, regard page 8 of the guide. 

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Form SB0014 Application Data Sheet

INSTRUCTIONS: APPLICATION DATA SHEET SB0014

 

USPTO provides an instructional guide for this form at the following link: https://www.uspto.gov/ebc/portal/efs/ads_form_inst.doc

“Application Data Sheet SB0014 Step 1”

Fill out the application information completely.  For the first field, use the information for the first inventor.  If there are more inventors, click the “Add” button at the bottom of the box.

“Application Data Sheet SB0014 Step 2”

Select the checkbox in the correspondence information to send correspondence to an address that is no associated with the specific customer number.  If there is correspondence, fill in the rest of the section.

“Application Data Sheet SB0014 Step 3”

In the application information, the title of the invention may be up to 500 characters long.  Application types include provisional, non-provisional, or a reissue.  The EFS-Web does not accept reissue applications.  The EFS-Web does not accept plant applications at this time either. Refer to page 5 of the guide in the link above for more information.

“Application Data Sheet SB0014 Step 4”

Check the “Customer” selection in the representative information if you want to assign a customer number for patent practitioners associated with the application.  Enter the customer number if it applies.  Check the “Patent Practitioner” option if you want to input practitioner name.  Regard pages 5 and 6 of the guide for more information.

“Application Data Sheet SB0014 Step 5”

If the application number is left blank in the “Domestic Benefit” section, the number will refer to the application being submitted.  For the filing date, select the date of the prior related application. You can add or delete domestic priority data.  For more information, regard page 6 of the guide. 

“Application Data Sheet SB0014 Step 6”

For the application number in the “Foreign Priority Information,” enter the foreign document number of an associated foreign-filed application in the field.  For more information on this section, refer to pages 6 and 7 of the guide. 

“Application Data Sheet SB0014 Step 7”

In the “Assignee” information, provide the first or given name of the assignee if the application is assigned to a group.  If the assignee only has one name, enter a period into one of the name fields.  Refer to page 7 of the guide for more information.

“Application Data Sheet SB0014 Step 8”

In the “Signature” Section, provide an electronic signature, the date the signature was provided, a printed name, and a registration number. 

 

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Form SB16 Provisional Cover Sheet

INSTRUCTIONS: PROVISIONAL APPLICATION FOR PATENT COVER SHEET SB16

 

The Patent and Trademark Office provide the following guide for this form: https://www.uspto.gov/ebc/portal/efs/sb16_inst.doc

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 1”

Enter the following Inventor Information:

1. The inventor is the one who contributes to the conception of the invention (applicant must be the inventor)

2. Enter the first or given name of the inventor, enter a period if the inventor only has one name

3. Middle name is optional

4. Enter the last name or family name for the inventor

5. Enter the city of the inventor’s residence regardless if inventor is in U.S. or not

6. Enter the country code for the inventor’s country

7. If there are joint inventors, select the “Add” button for additional information

8. Enter the country code for the representative’s address

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 2”

The title of the invention may have up to 500 approved characters.  Access the guide for information on approved characters.  If there is an attorney, the field is limited to 25 characters.

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 3”

For the correspondence information, select the option to indicate where the correspondence should be directed.  Regard the guide for information on the customer number and information if you select “Firm or Individual Name.”

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 4”

If the invention was made under an agency of the United States, provide the Government contact number. 

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 5”

In regards to the entity status, a small entity is an independent inventor, a small business concern, or a nonprofit organization that is eligible for reduced patent fees.

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 6”

The signature is an electronic legal signature.  The person named needs to provide a signature, and the electronic signature needs to be in the /####/ format.  For more information, regard 37 CFR 1.4(d).

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 7”

Enter the dates on which the submission is being signed.  Then, enter the first name and last name of the filer.  Enter a registration number if you are a patent practitioner. 

“Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet SB16 Step 8”

Regard the privacy statement on the third page very closely. 

 

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Form SB0018 Design Patent Application Transmittal

INSTRUCTIONS: DESIGN PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL (SB0018)

 

This form is only used for new non-provisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(b).  The form is approved for use through January 31, 2014. 

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 1”

Provide all of the necessary information in the header of the document.  Do not leave any fields blank.

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 2”

Make sure boxes 1 and 2 are checked.  Check the third box after you’ve gathered, completed, and attached all of the forms listed below:

·  Preamble

·  Cross References to Related Applications

·  Statement Regarding Fed sponsored R & D

·  Description of the figures in the drawings

·  Feature description

·  Claim

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 3”

Check box 4 once you’ve attached drawings of the invention.  Provide the total amount of sheets as well. 

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 4”

Check box 5 once you’ve either provided a new or copied Oath of Declaration from a prior application.  If you a deleti9ng inventors from the original application, check i. and see 37 CFR 1.63(d)(2) and 1.33(b)

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 5”

Check boxes 6 and 7 after the documents are completed and attached to this form.  Check the first box in step 8 if there is an assignee, and check the second box if there is a power of attorney.  Check box 9 if there is an English Translation Document provided.

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 6”

Check box 10 once an Information Disclosure Statement is attached.  Check the second box if copies are needed from foreign patent documents, publications, or other information is needed.

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 7”

Check box 14 if you requesting an expedited examination of the design application.  Check box 15 if you have any additional forms to attach. 

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 8”

In part 16, check the third box if you checked box 5(b).  Otherwise, check the appropriate box and provide information for the examiner and the Art Unit. 

“Design Patent Application Transmittal SB0018 Step 9”

In part 17, provide a full list of contact information if there is need for a correspondence.  At the bottom of the form, provide a signature, printed name, date of signature, and registration number for an attorney or agent.  Read the Privacy Statement on the second page. 

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Form SB0019 Plant Patent Application Transmittal

INSTRUCTIONS: PLANT PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL (SB0019)

 

This form is only for new non-provisional applications filed under 37 CFR 1.53(b).  The form is approved for use through January 31, 2014.

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 1”

Fill out all of the necessary information in the header of the form.  Do not leave any information blank. 

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 2”

Make sure the boxes for steps 1 and 2 are checked.  Also, attach the necessary forms associated with the steps. 

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 3”

For step three, you need to provide the total number of pages for the following specification options:

· Descriptive title of the Invention

· Cross References to Related Applications

· Statement Regarding Fed Sponsored R & D

· Latin name of genus and species

· Variety denomination

· Background of the Invention

· Brief Description of the Drawings

· Detailed Botanical Description

· A single claim

· Abstract of the Disclosure

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 4”

For step 4, make sure you provide at least 2 copies if you have color drawings.  Provide the total amount of sheets as well. 

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 5”

In step 5, check the first box for an original or copy.  Check the second box if providing a copy form a prior application.  Check the third box or there is a deletion of inventors. 

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 6”

In steps 6 through 14, make sure all of the boxes are checked and the appropriate attachments are provided along with this form.  Check the first box in step 8 if there is an assignee, and use the second box if there is a power of attorney. 

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 7”

If you need to attach any additional documents to this form, check box 15 and provide a brief description about the form. 

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 8”

In step 16, check the appropriate box and provide the name of the examiner and the Art Unit. 

“Plant Patent Application Transmittal SB0019 Step 9”

In step 17, check the box that applies and provide any necessary contact information.  Make sure to provide a signature, date of signature, printed name, and registration number as well.  Read the Privacy Statement on the second page. 

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