How to speed up patent applications

How can you speed up your utility patent application? The road to getting a US utility patent is often a long and expensive journey. There are ways to speed up patent applications, but some options are easier and cheaper than others. To expedite your US utility application, first determine whether your utility application is eligible […]

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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 waiting time for the first Office Action, also known as First […]

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What is PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway)?

What is PPH? PPH stands for Patent Prosecution Highway, a cooperative program between the USPTO and participating foreign patent offices to expedite the allowance of utility patent applications that previously received favorable rulings. In order to take advantage of this program, the US utility patent application must have a counterpart application with the same claims […]

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