abandoned application.Patents & trademarks. An application removed from the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office docket of pending applications because the applicant (or the applicant’s
attorney or agent of record) filed an express notice of abandonment, failed to take appropriate
action at some stage in the prosecution of a nonprovisional application within the time specified
by the PTO rules (or because the statutory period expired for a provisional application), or failed
to pay the issue fee. • Abandonment of a patent or trademark application does not automatically
result in abandonment of the invention or the mark. Cf. ABANDONED INVENTION;

[Blacks Law 8th]