Posted by Michael Shimokaji | Apr 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: How long does it take for a patent application to be published? I submitted a patent, and would like to understand how long does it take for the application to be published so I can check the status.

ANSWER: 18 months from your filing date, or earlier if you claimed priority to a prior application.

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Michael Shimokaji

Mr. Shimokaji specializes in the health care industry, including medical devices, medtech, and life sciences. Over the last 30 years, he has also supported clients in industries as diverse as aerospace, apparel, chemicals, computer software, and telecommunications. His expertise includes infringement litigation, patent and trademark portfolio development, and intellectual property transactions.


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