Doc Code: EABN
Document Description: Letter Express Abandonment of the application
Approved for use through 07/31/2017. OMB 0651-0031
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EXPRESS ABANDONMENT UNDER
37 CFR 1.138
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 22313-1450
Attorney Docket Number
Please check only one of boxes 1 or 2 below:
(If no box is checked, this paper will be treated as a request for express abandonment as if box 1 is checked.)
I request that the above-identified application be expressly abandoned as of the filing date of this paper.
Express Abandonment in Favor of a Continuing Application
I request that the above-identified application be expressly abandoned as of the filing date accorded
the continuing application filed previously or herewith.
NOTE: 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, USE FORM PTO/AIA/24A INSTEAD OF THIS FORM.
TO REQUEST A REFUND OF SEARCH FEE AND EXCESS CLAIMS FEE (IF ELIGIBLE), USE FORM
PTO/AIA/24B INSTEAD OF 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 (box 2 above must be
checked). Attorney or agent registrati
on 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.
Total of ______________ forms are submitted.
This collection of information is required
to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to f
by 37 CFR 1.138. The information is required
ile (and by the USPTO
process an 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.