An information disclosure statement (as often as possible consolidated as IDS) insinuates a convenience of appropriate establishment workmanship or information to the United States Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO) by a possibility for a patent in the midst of the patent prosecution process. There is a commitment on each patent contender to reveal prior workmanship or establishment information that may be appropriate to the patentability of the competitor’s creation, as set up by the United States Code title 35 and related portions of 37 CFR and the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). If a patent hopeful, with dubious reason, fails to submit material prior craftsmanship to the USPTO, by then any patent that later issues from the patent application may be reported unenforceable because of prejudicial lead. Besides, the commitment to submit such relevant information to the USPTO lies on the applicant or maker and in addition on any patent legal advisor or other true blue staff used by the hopeful.
At LogicApt, we assist our clients in submitting relevant background art / citation with the bibliographic information required at the patent office during the prosecution.