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Strategic Third-Party Submissions Against Patent Applications

Here is a copy of an old article about pre-grant submissions (observations) that third-parties can submit to challenge or weigh-in on someone else’s pending patent application:

“Strategic Third-Party Submissions Against Patent Applications,” Intellectual Property Today, Vol. 19, No. 12 (December 2012)

This information is still timely, though the fee for submitting 4-10 documents has since changed; under 37 C.F.R. § 1.17(p) the fee is $260/$130/$65 for a large/small/micro entity as of October 2021.

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