Timeline Comparing USPTO Patent Application Initiatives

by John Roberts on December 26, 2013

The USPTO has released a new Patent Application Initiatives Timeline web page to assist patent applicants. This new web page displays patent application timelines for various USPTO patent programs and initiatives, including:

  • Track One Prioritized Examination
  • Accelerated Examination
  • Full First Action Interview Pilot
  • Patent Prosecution Highway 2.0
  • Petitions to Make Special
  • Ombudsman Program
  • Information Disclosure Statement Options
  • General Interview Practice

Patent applicants or their counsel should always evaluate the potential applicability of each of these programs and initiatives.


John Roberts



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