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 […]
The USPTO has launched a pilot program for ex parte patent application appeals for small entities only. The program will expire on Sept. 16, 2016 or at 2,000 appeals – whichever occurs first. See this article for conditions to qualify for this patent appeal pilot program.
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.