This is a legal form that was released by the U.S. Department of Commerce - Patent and Trademark Office on September 1, 2007 and used country-wide. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is Form PTO/SB/53?
A: Form PTO/SB/53 is the application form required for filing a reissue application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Q: What is a reissue application?
A: A reissue application is a type of patent application that allows for the correction of errors in an issued patent.
Q: What is the purpose of Form PTO/SB/53?
A: Form PTO/SB/53 is used to provide the consent of an assignee to the filing of a reissue application, as well as to make a statement of non-assignment.
Q: What is the consent of assignee?
A: The consent of assignee is a document that shows the approval of an assignee for the filing of a reissue application.
Q: What is a statement of non-assignment?
A: A statement of non-assignment is a declaration that the patent has not been assigned, transferred, or subjected to any rights or interests that would impact the reissue application.
Q: Who needs to file Form PTO/SB/53?
A: Form PTO/SB/53 is required to be filed by the assignee of the patent when filing a reissue application.
Q: Are there any fees associated with filing Form PTO/SB/53?
A: There may be fees associated with filing Form PTO/SB/53. It is recommended to check the USPTO fee schedule for the most up-to-date information on fees.
Q: Is legal representation required to file Form PTO/SB/53?
A: Legal representation is not required to file Form PTO/SB/53, but it is recommended to seek professional assistance to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the application.
Q: Can Form PTO/SB/53 be filed electronically?
A: Yes, Form PTO/SB/53 can be filed electronically through the USPTO's Electronic Filing System (EFS).
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