A few years ago the USPTO merged our clients’ desire for faster prosecution with the USPTO’s desire for currency to create the TrackOne Prioritized Examination program. Since then, we at Brooks Acordia have had great success in getting our clients’ applications prepared, filed, prosecuted, and issued within twelve months. Under the program, the USPTO promises a final disposition—a Final Office action or Notice of Allowance—within about twelve months for an additional fee ranging from $1,035 for a micro-entity to $4,140 ...Continue Reading → Share
The previous post in this series covered Track One prioritized examination, a USPTO program with a substantial fee, but no additional preparation required for the application. This post details a very different method of speedy prosecution: the Accelerated Examination Program.
Like Track One, the Accelerated Examination Program has a stated goal of completing examination within 12 months of filing. But the similarities end there. Accelerated Examination has only a small fee, but a significant preparatory burden that entails its own attorney ...Continue Reading → Share
The USPTO has a number of different programs to allow for speedier prosecution of patent applications. Each expedited prosecution path has their own qualifications, advantages, and disadvantages. This series of posts will cover some of these programs in detail. First up is Track One.
USPTO’s Track One prioritized examination is a special program for speedy examination of nonprovisional utility and plant patent applications. To be eligible, applications must have no more than four independent claims and 30 total claims, and must ...Continue Reading → Share