Design Patent Application Transmittal Form. This is a Official Federal Forms form and can be use in Patent US Patent Office.
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PTO/AIA/18 (03 13) Approved for use through 01/31/2014. OMB 0651 0032 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number DESIGN PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL (Only for new nonprovisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(b)) Attorney Docket No. First Named Inventor Title Express Mail Label No. ADDRESS TO: Commissioner for Patents P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313 1450 DESIGN V. UTILITY: A "design patent" protects an article's ornamental appearance (e.g., the way an article looks) (35 U.S.C. 171), while a "utility patent" protects the way an article is used and works (35 U.S.C. 101). The ornamental appearance of an article includes its shape/configuration or surface ornamentation upon the article, or both. Both a design and a utility patent may be obtained on an article if invention resides both in its ornamental appearance and its utility. For more information, see MPEP § 1502.01. APPLICATION ELEMENTS See MPEP chapter 1500 concerning design patent application contents. ACCOMPANYING APPLICATION PARTS 8. 9. 10. 11. Assignment Papers (cover sheet & document(s)) 1. 2. 3. 4. Fee Transmittal Form (PTO/SB/17 or equivalent) Applicant asserts small entity status. See 37 CFR 1.27 37 CFR 3.73(c) Statement (when there is an assignee) Power of Attorney Applicant certifies micro entity status. See 37 CFR 1.29. Applicant must attach form PTO/SB/15A or B or equivalent. English Translation Document (if applicable) Specification [Total Pages ____________] Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) (PTO/SB/08 or PTO 1449) (preferred arrangement set forth below, MPEP § 1503.01) Preamble Cross References to Related Applications Statement Regarding Fed sponsored R & D Description of the figure(s) of the drawings Feature description Claim (only one (1) claim permitted, MPEP § 1503.03) Copies of foreign patent documents, publications, and other information 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Preliminary Amendment Return Receipt Postcard (MPEP § 503) (Should be specifically itemized) 5. Drawing(s) See 37 CFR 1.152 [Total Sheets ____________] [Total Pages ____________] Certified Copy of Priority Document(s) (if foreign priority is claimed) 6. Inventor's Oath or Declaration (including substitute statements under 37 CFR 1.64 and assignments serving as an oath or declaration under 37 CFR 1.63(e)) Request for Expedited Examination of a Design Application (37 CFR 1.155) (NOTE: Use "Mail Stop Expedited Design") a. b. 7. Newly executed (original or copy) A copy from a prior application (37 CFR 1.63(d)) Application Data Sheet * See note below. See 37 CFR 1.76 (PTO/AIA/14 or equivalent) Other: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ *Note: (1) Benefit claims under 37 CFR 1.78 and foreign priority claims under 1.55 must be included in an Application Data Sheet (ADS). (2) For applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111, the application must contain an ADS specifying the applicant if the applicant is an assignee, person to whom the inventor is under an obligation to assign, or person who otherwise shows sufficient proprietary interest in the matter. See 37 CFR 1.46(b). 17. CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS The address associated with Customer Number: __________________________________ Name Address City Country Signature Name (Print/Type) State Telephone Date Registration No. (Attorney/Agent) Zip Code Email OR Correspondence address below This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.53(b). The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.11 and 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 12 minutes to complete, including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313 1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313 1450. If you need assistance in completing the form, call 1 800 PTO 9199 and select option 2. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Privacy Act Statement The Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579) requires that you be given certain information in connection with your submission of the attached form related to a patent application or patent. 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