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Should I file a divisional patent application before my patent application is granted?

My client's patent application has been allowed, with only payment of grant fee to be made before we can obtain grant.

According to the Patents Act, we can only file a divisional application while the application is still pending. Is there any good reason for my client to file a divisional patent application before paying the grant fees of the present patent application?

I would almost always suggest filing a divisional application because it allows you to keep the subject matter of the originally filed application pending for as long as possible. This will leave your ... [read more]