PRIORITIZED EXAMINATION

Introduction The USPTO is sensitive to the time delays experienced in the prosecution of patent applications.  Prosecution of a utility application can exceed two to three years.  The Patent Office has tried various methods to accelerate the process.  For example, certain medical applications, environmental applications, and elderly inventors can receive priority.  The Patent Office now…

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ACCELERATED EXAMINATION

The procedures for filing an application under the Accelerated Examination program are discussed elsewhere in this blog.  The result of this program can be impressive.  The work load in preparing an application for Accelerated Examination, however, can be burdensome. To give a more complete picture, I filed an application (including support documents) under the Accelerated…

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