Patent Term Adjustment (PTA)

While you may have waited for your patent grant with eager anticipation throughout the prosecution, we understand you don’t want it to expire. We “Wissen Research” a helping hand for numerous legal firms and corporate customers to get the most out of their patents by extending their periods by days, weeks, and even months. We give a thorough report that compares our timing to the official calculations of different jurisdiction’s patent offices. The goal of PTA is to make incentives to ensure prompt action from each side in prosecuting patents.

The Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) service from Wissen research allows the client to quickly extend the term of a patent by accounting for delays imposed by different jurisdiction’s patent offices during the prosecution of a patent application.

Our technique entails quickly and accurately determining the expiry date by calculating the maintenance charge, extensions of patent term, patent continuity, and disclaimer of patent termination. We employ unique methods created in collaboration with patent attorneys and clients that include both electronic and human evaluation.

What is PTA ?

Patent term adjustment (PTA) is a compensation method for an applicant who has experienced a delay in the patent prosecution process for different jurisdiction’s patent office. The Patent Life Extension Act (PTA) aims to prolong the term of a US patent to compensate for the USPTO’s delays.

During patent prosecution in the US, the Patent Term Adjustment is determined depending on examiner and applicant delays:

Total PTA = Type A delay + Type B delay + Type C delay – Applicant Delay – Overlapping delays.

  • Type A delay: Occurs when the PTO fails to respond within the time frame specified. The USPTO is required by law to issue the First Office Action within 14 months of the application’s filing date.
  • Type B delay: The USPTO predicts that it will take three years to prosecute a patent application from the time it is filed to the time it is issued. Type B delays are imposed if the application’s prosecution takes longer than this.
  • Type C delay: In the case of secrecy orders or interferences.
  • Overlapping delays: Any delays caused by A, B, or C overlapping.
  • Applicant delay: This happens when the applicant fails to reply to the examiner’s office action within three months after receiving it.

Why choose Wissen Research?

  • 8+ Years of services, More than 150 Full Time Searchers, 70+ Technology Areas, 300+ Patent Watch / Monitoring Projects/month.
  • Automatic monitoring and manual analysis checks of application, patent, and reexamination proceedings of your patents also as competitor’s patents.
  • Multi-lingual (16+ Languages) capabilities to cover 50+ Countries.
  • Various report options to fit your budget and completeness demands.
  • Expert in fixing of monitoring for new filings within patent families, amendments, post-grant review opportunities, etc.
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