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Form SB0019 Plant Patent Application Transmittal

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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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Form SB0050 Reissue Patent Application Transmittal

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INSTRUCTIONS: REISSUE PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL SB0050

 

This form is approved for use through August 31, 2013. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 1”

In the header of the document, provide the attorney docket number, the first named inventor, the original patent number, the original issue date, and the express mail label number.  In the subheading, check the appropriate box for a utility patent, design patent, or a plant patent. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 2”

In steps 1 through 6, make sure all of the boxes are checked so you’re providing all of the necessary documents.  For step 3 and 4, the documents may be amended, and step 5 may be the original or a copy. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 3”

If you check “Yes” in step 7, check all of the applicable boxes listed below.  Check the first box if you provided a Written Consent of all Assignees (PTO/SB/53).  If you provided a 37 CFR 3.73(b) Statement (PTO/SB/96), check the second box. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 4”

If you’re using this form for a computer program, check step 8 indicating you provided a CD-ROM or CD-R duplicate. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 5”

If you provided a nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence submission, you need to check all of the appropriate boxes in step 9. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 6”

In steps 10 through 16, you need to check boxes 10, 12, 14, and 15 along with the appropriate attachments.  Check boxes 11 and 13 if applicable and provide all of the necessary paperwork. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 7”

If you need to provide any additional forms, check box 16 and attach the proper forms. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 8”

In step 17, check the box for the address associated with the customer number or the box for the correspondence address below.  Do not leave any of the contact fields blank. 

“Reissue Patent Application Transmittal SB0050 Step 9”

In the last part of the form, provide a signature, the date of the signature, the printed name, and the registration number of the attorney or agent.  Make sure you read the Privacy Statement on the second page of the form. 

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Form SB0005 Utility Patent Application Transmittal

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INSTRUCTIONS: UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL (SB0005)

 

This form is only used for non provisional applications under 37 CRF 1.52(b).  The form is also approved for use through January 31, 2014. 

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 1”

In the header of the form, fill in the attorney docket number if you’re using an attorney, the name of the first inventor if there is more than 1 inventor, the title, and the express mail label number.

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 2”

In steps one through four, check all of the boxes that apply.  For steps three and four, provide the total amount of pages for each form.

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 3”

In step five, provide what type of Oath of Declaration you provided.  If you deleted any inventors, provide a written statement and check the appropriate box.

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 4”

For steps six and seven, check all of the boxes that apply.  For step eight, check items a. through c. if applicable. 

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 5”

For step nine, check the box stating you’ve provided all assignment papers and state the full legal name of the assignee. 

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 6”

If there is an assignee, check the first box in step 10.  If you’re using a power of attorney, check the second box in step 10.

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 7”

In steps eleven through 16, make sure all of the boxes are checked indicating all of the necessary documents are attached to this form. 

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 8”

If you’ve provided additional forms, check the box in step seventeen and list the forms that were provided.

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 9”

If this is a continuing application, you need to check the appropriate box in step eighteen and then provide the following information:

· the prior application examiner

· the Art Unit

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 10”

In step nineteen, make sure you provide all of the contact information for the correspondent.  Do not leave any fields blank. 

“Utility Patent Application Transmittal SB0005 Step 11”

At the bottom of the documents, provide your signature, printed name, the date the form was signed, and the registration number of your attorney or agent.  Make sure you read the Privacy Statement on the second page. 

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Form SB0014 Instruction for Application Data Sheet

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Form SB0001a Declaration

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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

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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 SB08a Instructions for Information Disclosure Statement

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Form SB0014 Application Data Sheet

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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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