How to speed up design patent applications (Rocket Docket)

Can you speed up design patent applications? Yes, you can speed up the examination of design patent applications by filing a request for expedited examination (aka Rocket Docket). Without the Rocket Docket, the average wait time (pendency) for a first design Office Action is about 16.4 months (as of November 2021). Expedited examination reduces the […]

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What are the foreign filing deadlines for patent applications?

What are patent foreign filing deadlines? A foreign filing deadline refers to a specific date by which an applicant must file a foreign patent application to claim the benefit of an earlier domestic patent application. That benefit is called a priority claim. Different types of patent applications have different foreign filing deadlines. What is the […]

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