The next set of blog entries are directed to the patent prosecution process. Since patent attorneys and agents perform most of the tasks associated with patent prosecution, the purpose of these blog entries is to introduce you to some of the basic concepts associated with patent prosecution so that you understand what your attorneys are trying to accomplish and able to assist them when necessary.

The group of blog entries within this set will cover pre-filing issues such as petitions to make special, patent application publication, priority claims, provisional applications and information disclosure statements.

The next group of blog entries will cover the three phases of patent prosecution: the initial examination, the substantive examination and allowance or final rejection.

The last group of blog entries will touch on more advanced topics such as interferences, corrections and marking.