For example, the USPTO recently notified me that they had new USPTO forms to implement PLT procedures to revive a lapsed patent or an abandoned application:
- Application Data Sheet (PTO/AIA/14)
- Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned Unintentionally under 37 CFR 1.137(a) (PTO/SB/64)
- Petition for Revival of an Application for Patent Abandoned for Failure to Notify the Office of a Foreign or International Filing (37 CFR 1.137(f))(PTO/SB/64a)
- Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent (37 CFR 1.378(b)) (both PTO/SB/66 and SB/66-EFS-Web)
The USPTO says for help in submitting forms using the electronic filing system (EFS) call the patent electronic business center (EBC) from 6:00 am to 12:00 midnight (ET) Monday - Friday at 1-866-217-9197 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the forms, email email@example.com.
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