Track I Prioritized Examination Program
Long patent application examination times may be a thing of the past for patent applicants who are willing to pay an additional filing fee.
USPTO’s fast-track patent examination: Does the potential for earlier patent issuance justify the cost?
When a company successfully secures an issued patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on an important discovery, technological advancement or other new and useful invention, it can boost the company’s valuation or reputation in the marketplace.
Utilizing traditional filing procedures, an applicant for a U.S. patent can expect to wait on average more than three years after the filing of a patent application to receive a final determination on patentability from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).