What Are the 3 Phases of the Patent Process?

LQP Ask The Patent attorney: What Are the 3 Phases of the Patent Process?


Summary:  In this episode, Craige Thompson characterizes the three phases of the patent life cycle before, during, and after the patent office. Craige introduces his perspective as a veteran patent attorney on how business executives should think about each phase of the patent process.


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How the patent process works

Many people have questions about what happens when you file a patent, and when the patent will be issued. We have created this simple Patent Process Flowchart for you, if you are wondering about the patent process or what happens after you have filed a patent application.

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Matt Kriser Trugard Systems, LLC

We feel comfortable that we have an offensive strategy for future protection if ever needed

The Thompson Law team has been incredible to work with. We had a tough product similar to another company and Craige and his team helped us to find a way to get the patent through the patent office in a very timely manner and in a way that we feel comfortable that we have an offensive strategy for future protection if ever needed.

I absolutely recommend the Thompson Law company.