How to speed up patent applications

Speed up patent applications The road to getting a US utility patent application allowed is often a long and expensive journey. There are ways to speed up patent applications, but some options are easier than others. To expedite your US utility application, determine whether your application is eligible for one of the following quick and […]

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What is the Full First Action Interview Pilot Program (FAI)?

What First Action Interview is not Let’s first clarify what the First Action Interview (FAI) program does not do. The FAI program does not apply to design patent applications which require a design Rocket Docket request. The FAI program also does not shorten the time for the first Office Action, also known as First Office […]

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What is PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway)?

What is PPH? PPH stands for Patent Prosecution Highway, which is a cooperative program between the USPTO and participating foreign patent offices to expedite┬áthe allowance of patent applications that previously received favorable rulings. Two key acronyms are helpful here: OEE refers to the Office of Earlier Examination and OLE refers to the Office of Later […]

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