IDS Form

IDS Form: Most Important Points

It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide the USPTO with all essential information about the invention. As a duty of disclosure, an applicant presents all important invention details using an information disclosure or IDS form (IDF). The inventors, as well as any other parties engaged in the preparation and prosecution of the application, have this[…]

Prior-Art Documents

Prior-Art Documents required for filing an IDS

Prior-art documents play a significant role in the IDS filing procedure. Under U.S patent law it is must for each patent applicant to disclose to the USPTO any known prior-art documents. Also, the documents’ material can be material to the invention being claimed in the application. The duty is only applicable to the familiar prior[…]

information disclosure statement

What is an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)?

All relevant technology or prior art claimed in a patent application is described in an information disclosure statement (IDS). The burden of disclosure is placed on the innovator or applicant. If this statement is missing from an application, or if key prior art isn’t included, the patent may be deemed invalid or fraudulent. It is[…]

What is IDS Filing and When Should You do it

What is IDS Filing and When Should You do it?

When it comes to the preparation and filing of a patent application, you might come across the term “ IDS Filing ”. Amongst 100 different things that you must oversee, this is a simple, yet very crucial part of your application. But, what is IDS? How do you file it? “IDS” stands for Information Disclosure[…]

Effect of Late IDS Filing - Reduces Patent Term Adjustment

Effect of Late IDS Filing – Reduces Patent Term Adjustment

Delay in the submission of any document at the time of filing affects your patent application in many ways. One such delay is the effect of late IDS filing on patent term adjustment. The USPTO calculates the 20-year term of the patent grant from the date of filing the application. This 20 year time comprise[…]

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