What is a Fast-Track Appeal? Appealing a rejected patent application can take years. Normally, an appeal to the PTAB would be taken up for decision in the order in which it was docketed. To shorten the ex parte patent appeal process, the USPTO launched a Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program on July 2, 2020. This is […]
How to Appeal a Patent Rejection Sometimes, an appeal is your only reasonable option in a patent application that has been repeatedly rejected. The right time for an appeal may be when you’ve exhausted all other easier options and have tried to compromise as much as possible with the patent examiner. Ex parte patent appeals […]
As of the date of this post, the current average pendency of an ex parte appeal of a patent application at the PTAB is approximately 30 months.