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Submitting a Patent Void Request

Things to Know Before Submitting a Patent Void Request

A Void Request should be submitted when you are seeking to remove a Patent Report from iEdison because it never should have been reported in iEdison. A Patent Void Request may be appropriate if 1) the Patent Report is an incomplete historical record that is a duplicate of another fully completed Patent Report, or 2) the Patent Report was otherwise reported in error.

Once a Void Request has been approved, it will no longer be listed as an active Patent Report in your iEdison account. However, for historical purposes, you will be able to locate the Patent Report if you search for Patent Reports with a "Patent Status" of "Voided."

NOTE: You are required to provide a reason explaining why you are requesting to void the Patent Report in the "Request Reasons/Comments" field. Supporting Documentation is not necessarily required to submit a Patent Void Request, though it may be requested at the Funding Agency's discretion.

To submit a Patent Void Request, complete the following steps:

  1. Click the "Add Request" button on the Patent Report
  2. Select "Void" and enter the required information
  3. Click "Save"

1. Click the "Add Request" button on the Patent Report

Under the Requests section of the Patent Report, click the "Add Request" button.

Add request screenshot.

2. Select "Void" and enter the required information

After clicking the "Add Request" button, a popup window will open requiring you to select the request type and enter additional information (depending on the request).

Select "Void" from the pulldown menu.

Patent void screenshot.

If you have a support document, click the "Support Document" button to upload. However, a Support Document is not required for this request.

In the "Request Reasons/Comments" field, you're required to briefly explain the reason for the Void Request.

3. Click "Save"

Click the "Save" button on the popup window.

Administrators at the Primary Funding Agency will be notified of the Void Request. While the decision is pending, you may click the "Edit" button to make changes, or if you feel the request was made in error, you may click the "Withdraw" button.

If approved, you will receive a notification indicating the approval, and the record will be voided.  The voided Patent Report will only be searchable/viewable as a voided record.

Voided patent report screenshot.

If for some reason the request is rejected, you will receive a notification indicating the rejection. The Decision and the Rejection Reasons will be displayed next to the Request in the Invention Report.

Created April 5, 2022, Updated June 26, 2022