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Track One Expedited Patent Examination Program Postponed

According to a message to USPTO Employees from Director David Kappos, the Track One expedited patent examination program (discussed in this earlier post), scheduled to go into effect on May 4, 2011, is postponed until further notice.  As reported in Hal Wegner’s newsletter, the cancellation is due to budgetary cuts and whether and when prioritized … Continue Reading

New Fast Track Examination at the USPTO

Beginning May 4, 2011, a US patent applicant can request prioritized or "fast track" examination at the USPTO under the newly promulgated "Track 1" procedure of 37 C.F.R. 1.102(e). To obtain the Track 1 prioritized examination, the following conditions must be met when the application is filed: (1) the application must be an original utility or … Continue Reading