Abandonment of a patent application is sometimes deliberate. Maybe the prior art is too good, maybe the available scope of protection isn’t commercially important.
But sometimes abandonment is unintentional. Maybe you instructed your attorney to abandon the wrong case, based on a mistaken idea of which case should be abandoned.
Most commonly, maybe you simply missed a deadline.
There is a universe of reasons for abandonments that fall under the umbrella of “unintentional abandonment”. What to do if your case is one of them? How do you revive an application abandoned unintentionally, and convert it to a live application? Continue reading