What is a patent application Serial Number?
Patent applications filed with the USPTO are given a serial or application number in the format of XX/YYY,YYY. The first two digits before the slash (the “XX”) are the series code and the six digits after the slash (the “YYY,YYY”) are the serial or application number.
Is a patent number the same as a Serial Number?
When a patent application is filed, the Patent Office assigns an application number. This is sometimes referred to as a Serial Number. Once a patent application issues into a patent, a full patent number is assigned. A publication has a similar look to a patent, but is simply a document reflecting the original filing.
How do I check the status of my patent?
If unable to use TSDR to retrieve online status information, you may telephone the Trademark Assistance Center (“TAC”) at (571) 272-9250 or (800) 786-9199 and request a status check.
What is patent number for?
A patent number indicates that a product or invention is protected by a patent. That means the patent holder can stop other people from using patented property. He or she can also sell or license the patent. Patent numbers are also valuable to anyone doing patent research.
What does a patent pending number look like?
They typically start with a 2 digit serial number and is followed by a 6 digit serial number. When the 6 digit serial number hits 99999, the series number will increase by one. A provisional patent application number will start with either 60, 61 or 62, and followed by the 6 digit serial number.
Are patents public record?
General Rule: U.S. Patent Applications Are Published After 18-Months. Hence, after a U.S. patent application is filed, it is published by the U.S. Patent Office for the public to view even if it hasn’t been granted as a patent yet. Published patent applications can also be searched on the U.S. Patent Office website.
How do I find out if a company owns a patent?
Start at uspto.gov/patft. Next, under the heading Related USPTO Services, click on Tools to Help Searching by Patent Classification. You can now start searching. Patent searches may also be done at google.com/patents and at a number of other free sites.
How do I find my patent number?
Patent Number Searching If you know the patent number use either Google Patents or the USPTO website to find the patent. Enter the patent number without commas and when using the USPTO website the patent number must be seven numbers in length (add preceding zero’s if necessary).
What is an example of patent?
Types of Works Protected Inventions can be electrical, mechanical, or chemical in nature. Examples of inventions protected by utility patents are a microwave oven, genetically engineered bacteria for cleaning up oil spills, a computerized method of running cash management accounts, and a method for curing rubber.