The following steps are required to abandon a patent:
To search for a Patent Report, navigate to the sidebar under "Search/Manage Report" and click "Patent."
You may enter search criteria into any of the following fields:
If you do not have information for any of those four criteria, you may click "Open Advanced Search," which will allow you to enter criteria for any of the following fields:
If you leave the fields blank, the search will return all reports.
To clear your search criteria, click the "Reset" button.
When you click the "Search" button, the results will appear below the search form.
To open a report, click on the Patent Docket Number.
You may also add a new Patent Report from this page by clicking the "Add Patent Report" button at the top of the window.
In the Patent Details panel, click on the "Patent Status" dropdown menu and select "Abandoned/Intent to Abandon."
A popup window will ask you to confirm. Click the "Confirm" button.
After modifying an Invention Report, click the "Save Patent Report" button at the top right of the page. A popup window will ask you to confirm.
When you click "Confirm," the modified record will be saved.