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Continued Prosecution Application Request Transmittal PTO-SB-29 - Official Federal Forms

Continued Prosecution Application Request Transmittal Form. This is a national form and can be used in Patent US Patent Office .
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PTO/SB/29 (08-08) Approved for use through . OMB 0651-0032 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. FOR DESIGN APPLICATIONS ONLY: CONTINUED PROSECUTION APPLICATION (CPA) REQUEST TRANSMITTAL (Only for Continuation or Divisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(d)) Attorney Docket No. of Prior Application First Named Inventor Examiner Name Art Unit Express Mail Label No. This is a request for a continuation or Divisional application under 37 CFR 1.53(d), (continued prosecution application (CPA)) of prior application number ______________________________________________________, filed on ___________________, entitled ______________________________________________________________________________. NOTES A CPA may only be filed in a design application. A CPA cannot be filed in a utility or plant application. See "Elimination of Continued Prosecution Application Practice as to Utility and Plant Applications; Final Rule," 68 FR 32376 (May 30, 2003). Applicant may consider filing a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) under 37 CFR 1.114 in utility or plant applications. See MPEP 706.07(h) and form PTO/SB/30. Filing Qualifications: The prior application identified above must be a design application that is complete as defined by 37 CFR 1.51(b). C-I-P NOT PERMITTED: A continuation-in-part application cannot be filed as a CPA under 37 CFR 1.53(d), but must be filed under 37 CFR 1.53(b). EXPRESS ABANDONMENT OF PRIOR APPLICATION: The filing of this CPA is a request to expressly abandon the prior application as of the filing date of the request for a CPA. 37 CFR 1.53(b) must be used to file a continuation, divisional, or continuation-in-part of an application that is not to be abandoned. ACCESS TO PRIOR APPLICATION: The filing of this CPA will be construed to include a waiver of confidentiality by the applicant under 35 U.S.C. 122 to the extent that any member of the public who is entitled under the provisions of 37 CFR 1.14 to access to, copies of, or information concerning, the prior application may be given similar access to, copies of, or similar information concerning, the other application or applications in the file. 35 U.S.C. 120 STATEMENT: In a CPA, no reference to the prior application is needed in the first sentence of the specification and none should be submitted. If a sentence referencing the prior application is submitted, it will not be entered. A request for a CPA is the specific reference required by 35 U.S.C. 120 and to every application assigned the application number identified in such request, 37 CFR 1.78(a). WARNING: Information on this form may become public. Credit card information should not be included on this form. Provide credit card information and authorization on PTO-2038. Enter the unentered amendment previously filed on ____________________________________________________________ under 37 CFR 1.116 in the prior design application. A preliminary amendment is enclosed. This application is filed by fewer than all the inventor(s) named in the prior application, 37 CFR 1.53(d)(4). a. DELETE the following inventor(s) named in the prior design application: _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ b. 4. 5. a. b. The inventor(s) to be deleted are set forth on a separate sheet attached hereto. A new power of attorney (PTO/SB/81) is enclosed. PTO/SB/08, PTO-1449 or equivalent Copies of IDS Citations Page 1 of 2 This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.53(d). The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.11 and 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 24 minutes to complete, including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. If you need assistance in completing the form, call 1-800-PTO-9199 (1-800-786-9199) and select option 2. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com CHECK BOX, if applicable: DUPLICATE Address to: Commissioner for Patents P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 1. 2. 3. Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) is enclosed; PTO/SB/29 (08-08) Approved for use through . OMB 0651-0032 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. 6. Small entity status: Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1.27. 7. The Director is hereby authorized to credit overpayments or change the following fees to Deposit Account No._______________________________________: a. b. c. 8. Fees required under 37 CFR 1.16. Fees required under 37 CFR 1.17. Fees required under 37 CFR 1.18. A check in the amount of $ ________________is enclosed. 9. Payment by credit card. Form PTO-2038 is attached. 10. Applicant requests suspension of action under 37 CFR 1.103(b) for a period of ____________months (not to exceed 3 months) and the fee under 37 CFR 1.17(i) is enclosed. New Attorney Docket Number, if desired _____________________________________________ [Prior application Attorney Docket Number will carry over to this CPA unless a new Attorney Docket Number has been provided herein.] a. b. Receipt For Facsimile Transmitted CPA (PTO/SB/29A) Return Receipt Postcard (Should be specifically itemized. See MPEP 503) Other: 11. 12. 13. UNLESS a new correspondence address is provided below. 14. NEW CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS The address associated with Customer Number: OR New correspondence address below Name Address City Zip Code State Country Email 15. SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT, ATTORNEY, OR AGENT REQUIRED Signature Name (Print/Type) Registration No. (Attorney/Agent) Date Telephone Number Page 2 of 2 American LegalNet, Inc. www.F
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