Abandonments

Abandonments

When an abandoned application is revived and the time between the mailing date of the last Office action and the date the revived case is forwarded to the examiner is more than 2 years, the count for reviving the application will not be deducted from the examiner’s productivity. If prosecution is resumed, the examiner will be credited another disposal count at the end of prosecution.

Abandonment Processing Agreement covers when abandonments are processed by the examiner or support staff.  It also covers if an application is revived between 1 and 2 years after the mailing date of the last Office action, the count is not deducted from the examiner's productivity but no additional credit is given for resumed prosecution.

 

Abandonment Revival Agreement

Abandonment Processing Agreement