The Intellectual Property Law Server

Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Oct 27th, 2020, 10:15pm

Forums Forums Help Help Search Search Members Members Calendar Calendar Login Login Register Register
   Intellectual Property Forums
  
  
I have an Invention ... Now What?
(Moderators: Forum Admin, JimIvey, JSonnabend)
   CIP Applications
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: CIP Applications  (Read 649 times)
saurabh
Newbie
*




   


Posts: 1
CIP Applications
« on: Mar 13th, 2007, 12:48am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Are we allowed to change the description section while drafting a Continuation-in-part (CIP) application??
IP Logged
JimIvey
Moderator
Senior Member
*****




  jamesdivey  
WWW

Posts: 2584
Re: CIP Applications
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13th, 2007, 1:43pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Yes.  The "new matter" just won't have the benefit of the parent's filing date.
 
Regards.
IP Logged

--
James D. Ivey
Law Offices of James D. Ivey
http://www.iveylaw.com
patentsusa
Junior Member
**




   
WWW

Posts: 81
Re: CIP Applications
« Reply #2 on: Apr 17th, 2007, 8:55am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Carefully consider whether you really want a CIP application though.  They used to make sense when patent term was 17 years from issue of the CIP but now that the term of a CIP would be 20 years from filing of the parent application, consider filing either a regular continuation, to get the benefit of the earlier filing date, or a new application if you are adding new matter.  A CIP might only make sense only if matter that you are adding is arguable entitled to the original filing date but you aren't sure.
IP Logged

Deepak Malhotra, JD, BSEE
Registered Patent Attorney
Malhotra Law Firm
www.patentsusa.com
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »
Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.2!
Forum software copyright 2000-2004 Yet another Bulletin Board