notice of incomplete application.Patents. A notice sent to the applicant by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when a patent application lacks a required document or the filing fee. • The applicant generally has two months to complete the application, with an extension available upon payment of a surcharge. [Cases: Patents 104. C.J.S. Patents §§ 145–147, 149–151, 173–175.]

[Blacks Law 8th]