Doc Code: PGEA
Document Description: Request for Exp Aband for refund or to avoid pub
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PETITION FOR EXPRESS
ABANDONMENT TO OBTAIN A REFUND
First Named Inventor
File the petition electronically using EFS-Web
Or Mail the petition to:
Mail Stop Express Abandonment
Commissioner for Patents
P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-
Attorney Docket Number
Petition for Express Abandonment Under 37 CFR 1.138(d) to Obtain a Refund
I hereby petition to expressly abandon the above-identified application to obtain a refund of any previously paid
search fee and excess claims fee in the application. Please refund any search fee and excess claims fee paid in this
The Director is hereby authorized to credit the fee(s) to Deposit Account No.
NOTE: The provisions of 37 CFR 1.138(d) only apply to applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111(a) on or after December 8,
2004. A paper requesting express abandonment of an application is not effective unless and until an appropriate USPTO
official recognizes and acts on the paper. See the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), section 711.01.
TO AVOID PUBLICATION, INCLUDE FORM PTO/AIA/24A AND PETITION FEE WITH THIS FORM.
I am the:
attorney or agent of record. Attorney or agent registration number is
attorney or agent acting under 37 CFR 1.34, who is authorized under 37 CFR 1.138(b)
because the application is expressly abandoned in favor of a continuing application.
Attorney or agent registration number is
Typed or printed name
Note: This form must be signed in accordance with 37 CFR 1.33. See 37 CFR 1.4(d) for signature requirements and
certifications. Submit multiple forms if more than one signature is required, see below.
forms are submitted
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ile (and by the USPTO
application). Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.11 and 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 12 minutes to complete, including gathering,
preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments on the amount of time you require
to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of
Commerce, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Mail Stop Express
Abandonment, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450.
If you need assistance in completing the form, call 1-800-PTO-9199 and select option 2