Pitfalls Of Withdrawing From Patent Applications

Law360, New York (March 19, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT) -- You are prosecuting a nonprovisional patent application. You have a power of attorney in the application from the patent applicant. A response to a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office action is due on April 15, 2010 (end of the six month statutory period).

The applicant owes your firm $20,000 in fees for prior services. You have written to the applicant advising him of the amount due and that unless the $20,000 is received on or before March 1, 2010, you will not prepare and submit a...
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