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By Richard Gearhart
Founding Partner

Ashley Sperbeck, patent attorney at Gearhart Law, and Elizabeth Gearhart discuss the patent process, including what happens after your patent application is filed at the USPTO. They discuss patent application rejections from the US Patent and Trademark Office, and what steps can be taken to overcome the rejections so your patent application can issue as a patent. They also discuss the deadlines associated with the process and what happens if the deadlines are missed and how to work with patent examiners at the USPTO.

About the Author
Richard Gearhart, Esq. is the founder of Gearhart Law and the host of a weekly radio show for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs. Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in the writing and prosecution of hundreds of patents, and in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. In 2022, Richard was recognized by ROI New Jersey as a 2022 ROI Influencer in the Law List category for being one of the best of the best in New Jersey for intellectual property law. Gearhart Law emerged from Richard’s passion for entrepreneurship and startups and his belief that entrepreneurship grows the economy and creates jobs. When we started Gearhart Law, our goal was to help and support the new business ventures of 500 entrepreneurs and inventors. After 12 years, the firm has far surpassed this goal; today, we look forward to helping even more inventors and entrepreneurs get off to a great start and reach their own goals.