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An information disclosure statement (IDS) is a document submitted by a patent applicant to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during the patent prosecution process that contains prior art information. All patent applicants have a responsibility to disclose all prior art or background information that may be connected to the patentability of the invention.
In a patent invention, the IDS describes all of the claimed prior art.
The applicant’s good faith and sincerity are proven by providing complete IDS. Include as much information as possible that could affect invention’s patentability. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide IDS.
If someone do not follow the rules for filing IDS, the patent grant for the invention will be canceled. This will occur because it appears that the inventor did not reveal prior art that he or she was aware of.
It is the responsibility of patent applicants to disclose relevant art and information so that they are aware of, according to Title 35 of the United States Code and related sections of 37 CFR.
If your invention’s prior art matches any of the following requirements, you must file an IDS
In addition, preparing an information disclosure statement helps in the preparation of a better patent application. While drafting any claims in the application, the practitioner must take account all prior art when preparing the information disclosure statement. As a result, it’s easy to explain why the references are important.
Wissen Research help clients in doing information disclosure statement preparation in reasonable prices, so save your time and contact us without any hesitation.