FAQs Patent Questions
Question:How long does an applicant holder have to submit patent information?
Patent information is required to be submitted with all new drug applications at the time of submission of the NDA. If appropriate, the patent information is published at the time of approval of the NDA. For patents issued after approval of the NDA, the applicant holder has 30 days in which to file the patent to have it considered as a timely filed patent. Patents may still be submitted beyond the 30 day timeframe but the patent is not considered a timely filed patent.
Question:Can I list my patent for sale in the eOG:P?
Yes. On the second Tuesday of each month, patents for license or sale are published in the OG. The current fee for this service is $25 for each published item.
Question:A joint owner of a patent may sell the invention for his or her own profit provided they do not infringe another’s patent rights or the joint owners have a contract
Any joint owner of a patent, no matter how small the part interest, may make, use, offer for sale and sell and import the invention for his or her own profit provided they do not infringe another’s patent rights, without regard to the other owners, and may sell the interest or any part of it, or grant licenses to others, without regard to the other joint owner, unless the joint owners have made a contract governing their relation to each other.
|Did You Know?
You need a patent attorney or agent to file your patent application.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) strongly recommends that all prospective applicants retain the services of a registered patent attorney or patent agent to prepare and prosecute their applications.
Contact our Patent Lawyer to ensure you complete the patent filing
process correctly or for violation of your patent rights.