Patent term adjustment (PTA) is a process carried out by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for verify day-for-day credits to the normal twenty year term from filing of a patent application based on delays in prosecution at the USPTO offset by delays caused by applicants.

Patent Term Adjustment is calculated based on examiner and applicant delays during patent prosecution. The goal of PTA is to create incentives to guarantee prompt action from both sides in prosecuting patents.

We help our clients in validating the Patent Term Adjustments calculated by USPTO.

With Menteso PTA Calculation, you get:

  • We review all of the events in prosecution to determine the correct PTA. A report is provided detailing our calculation and comparing it to the PTO’s calculation.
  • Our process involves calculating the expiration date by calculating the maintenance fee, extensions of patent term, patent continuity and disclaimer of patent termination in a fast and accurate manner.
  • We use proprietary processes using both electronic and human review developed in working with patent attorneys and clients.

Why Menteso?

  • Our audit team is trained and monitored by patent attorneys.
  • The benefits of the service are get credits for delays, speed, accuracy and low cost.
  • 100% Confidentiality.
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Remote Docketing

Our team will work as your extended team and will remotely manage each and every task of your docketing system.

Patent Proofreading

We painstakingly identify errors in the issued patents & applications and report with certificate of correction (CoC).

Office Action Response Drafting

Our Office Action Response services include both Technical and Non-Technical Office Action Responses so that the examiner is completely convinced.

File History Analysis

Our File History Reports include gist of the entire file wrapper in few sheets so that the attorney focuses on litigation rather than the file wrapper study.

Application Status Checking

We periodically check the application status so that our clients can timely respond to patent office communications.

IP Recordal & Data Verification

We make transfer of patent assets simple by meticulously verifying ownership name, form, legal status, address etc.

IP Administrative Services

IP Administration services include up-keeping of IP Management software, managing paperwork, reviewing invoices for accuracy and correctness, etc.

PTA Calculation

We help our clients in checking if the patent term adjustment published by USPTO has been calculated correctly.

Patent Translation

We provide technical translation of patents in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, German and Arabic languages to English.