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Post  Ali on Tue 12 Apr 2011 - 20:36

What happens when your PPA expires ?? Can you still file for a Utility Patent ??

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Post  Ready2Invent on Thu 14 Apr 2011 - 21:34

I sent the question to a friend of mine at the USPTO. I will post the email response I get from her as soon as it comes in. Hopefully tomorrow morning I will hear something Very Happy . In the mean time maybe someone more qualified can help ya out!!

There are so many changes going on at the USPTO, what I thought I knew, I don't think I know anymore lol
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Re: expired PPA...Whats next ???

Post  Ali on Fri 15 Apr 2011 - 8:48

Thanks !!!

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Post  Ready2Invent on Sun 17 Apr 2011 - 9:23

If I filed a PPA and it expired, can I re-send it and receive a new filing date?

Expert 40: As long as you have not made a public disclosure more than one year prior to the filing date, you can resend it and receive a new filing date.


Ali, my friend is out on vacation this week.....but above was the response I got on the USPTO site. I copied and pasted the above info for you. Hopefully Roger, or someone a more qualified will come along and explain what they mean a little better.
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Re: expired PPA...Whats next ???

Post  Mark Reyland on Mon 25 Apr 2011 - 10:54

The forum Moderator will check with Adli or Tran and get an answer to this - great question!
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Re: expired PPA...Whats next ???

Post  Ali on Mon 25 Apr 2011 - 12:22

Thank You Mark & Lesia. I am looking forward to the answer.

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Post  Ali on Mon 23 May 2011 - 13:42

Did Aldi ever get to you Mark ?

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Post  Ready2Invent on Sat 24 Sep 2011 - 10:51

With all the new patent law changes, I am extremely confused. I am wondering if someone could tell me what happens if you let your PPA expire??

Are there any options available once your PPA has expired??

I, just like Ali have one that is about to expire, and cannot seem to make contact with the person I use to know with the USPTO, and I cannot seem to find the information we are needing.

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Re: expired PPA...Whats next ???

Post  Tran on Thu 29 Sep 2011 - 10:10

Hi Ready2Invent
You still can file a utility patent application once the PPA has expired, you just can't get the priority that the PPA entitled you to, so it is not ideal, but you still can get a patent. I recommend that you file the utility application as soon as you can.
If you have questions, please call me.
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Post  Ready2Invent on Thu 29 Sep 2011 - 10:26

Thank you Tran!! I really appreciate the feedback Smile Smile and we may just give you a call to find out other options available.

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Re: expired PPA...Whats next ???

Post  Ali on Thu 29 Sep 2011 - 10:54

Thank You Tran !!!!!

If you have made modifications to your original design that was on the PPA can you apply for another PPA with your new design ? Or do you need to file a utility with the new design ?

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Re: expired PPA...Whats next ???

Post  Tran on Fri 30 Sep 2011 - 11:34

Hi Ali
You have 1yr to convert PPA to utility, so if you are close to the utility filing deadline, you can include the additions to the utility application to avoid the cost of another PPA.
If you have questions, you can call me at 408-528-7490
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