Form SB0018 Design Patent Application Transmittal

Form SB0018 Design Patent Application Transmittal

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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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