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Abandonment

Patent abandonment occurs when an inventor has filed an application but stops responding to communications from the patent office, or when the inventor notifies the patent office that have decided to formally abandon their pending patent. Once a patent application has been abandonment, the application will no longer considered. In the event that an inventor wishes to revive a previously abandoned patent, they must demonstrate to the patent office that abandonment was either unintentional or alternatively, that it was unavoidable.