Wednesday, January 18, 2012

USPTO 12 Month Accelerated Examination Program May Produce Higher Quality Patents, Expert Says

According to this article, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's 12 month accelerated examination program produces higher quality patents in less time and potentially less overall cost than conventional patent examination, or even the new “Track 1″ or other accelerated examination processes.  Though, it is also a high risk process with a large upfront cost due to the need to prepare an “examination support document.”


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