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Note: Case Number must be entered exactly as provided.  Example F-13-00080. 

 

Definitions of FOIA Request Status:

Received - Your request has been properly received by the USPTO FOIA Office.  A notice was sent informing you of a case assignment number and anticipated completion date.

Assigned for Processing - Your request has been assigned to a FOIA Specialist for processing.

On Hold - Need Info/Clarification - Your request is on hold (meaning that the processing time is suspended) pending clarification of scope, request for additional information, etc. You will be notified via correspondence explaining any reason(s) your request is on hold.

In Process - Your request is actively being processed by the USPTO FOIA Office.

Cost Estimate Sent - Your request is on hold (meaning that the processing time is suspended) pending resolution of a fee matter, e.g., estimated costs exceed what was promised to pay, estimated costs exceed $250.00, etc. You will be notified via correspondence explaining the specific fee matter that must be resolved before processing continues.

Completed - The processing of your request is completed, and an Agency response is being created.

 

Closed - The Agency's response in your request was sent and your case is closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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