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How long does it take for the USPTO examiner to get back to you after filing an application?

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There’s no concrete answer because there are variables outside of your control such as the backlog of the USPTO. If there are a lot of applications in the queue, then it will likely take a while longer. Additionally, if the patent is more complex than others, than it may take a while longer to review.

However, there are things you can do on your end to make sure that you aren’t holding up the process.

  • You should conduct a thorough patent search to ensure that the patent doesn’t already exist (this happens more often than you may think!).
  • You should complete the application thoroughly and correctly.
  • Pay the appropriate fees.

For a complete look at a patent application process, check out: Patent Application: 7 Things You Need to Know.

One of the best things you can do is hire a qualified patent attorney to assist you. If you’re in the market for a skilled lawyer, please check us out at LawTrades. We make doing legal easier and more cost-effective.

Let us know if we can help!