New Fast Track Patent Examination Program


On Monday, April 4, 2011, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it will be implementing a new prioritized patent application examination program beginning May 4, 2011. Under this program, patent applicants can obtain prioritized examination for eligible patent applications upon payment of an appropriate fee. This program is a significant departure from previous expedited examination programs at the USPTO that required a patent applicant to perform an extensive patentability search and provide the USPTO with a detailed patentability report in order to obtain faster examination.

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