14 - Deferment of Issuance of Patents
Deciding Office: The Office of Petitions
In general, these are the steps to follow for filing a Petition related to Deferment of Issuance of Patents:
- A Petition related to Deferment of Issuance of Patents, before payment of the Issue Fee, must include: (1) a showing of good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary to defer issuance of the patent; and (2) payment of the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(h).
- For the proper petition fee required for a Petitions related to Deferment of Issuance of Patents, please consult the Current USPTO Fee Schedule on the Fee Information Page for code 1464/2464/3464 (Large Entity/Small Entity/Micro Entity) under the Patent Petition Fees.
How to File:
- This petition may be filed using any of these delivery methods.
For the relevant patent laws and rules applicable to for Petitions related to Deferment of Issuance of Patents, please see:
- 37 CFR 1.17, Patent application and reexamination processing fees
- 37 CFR 1.314, Issuance of patent; and
- MPEP § 1306.01, Deferring Issuance of a Patent.
No form available. Submit a signed request that includes information listed in Requirements of a Petition.
For further assistance, please contact the Petitions Help Desk between 8:30 AM - 5 PM (EDT).