Courtesy of another Poster
There was some Endonovo patent talk last week or so. Here's some info I've gathered pertaining to the company, as well as in general.....
Patents last for 20 years after filing so there's no need to slow down. It used to be 17
years from issue..... so you can see the change.
Patent application goes to the examiner based on the subject. The examiners for
Endonovo have about a 1-2 year backlog. You can go to the Patent Office web site
and see the backlog for each subject. It runs anywhere from about 6 months to about 5 years.
An 8000 page application with 2000 pages of drawings, takes the longest. (Endonovo's longest
patent was 3333 printed pages, (or about 4 times that on typed pages) plus over
2000 pages of drawings).
When the application goes to the examiner, they can reject it or allow it.
Typically, the first submission is rejected. After receiving their response, which must
be filed in 90 days, the examiner can again reject it or allow it. If they reject it, the owner must amend it
to meet the examiner's conditions for allowance.... or get ready for an appeal. Usually it is amended though.
The examiner will then allow it in about 90 more days. Once it is allowed, you have 90 more days to pay
the fees to have the patent issued. Endonovo has "one or more" important applications ready to
issue. By the way, after 10 months from filing, you can see all records of
everything that is on application at the Patent Office web site.
Hope that clears some things up for some.