Intellectual Property Advisory: The UK Intellectual Property Office Has Recently Announced a New Fast Track Examination Service for PCT Applications

The UK Intellectual Property Office has recently announced a new fast track examination service for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications entering the United Kingdom (GB) national phase which received a positive International Preliminary Report on Patentability (IPRP), under either Chapter I or II of the PCT. This service is known as the PCT (UK) Fast Track.

Under the new fast track service, accelerated examination can be requested for PCT applications entering the GB national phase where the following requirements are met...

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