Patent & Trade Mark

UPDATE: New expedited examination procedure at the USPTO

Date: 06 April 2011
Author: FB Rice
As reported by Charles Berman in March 2011, the USPTO announced that it intended to proceed with implementing Track I (prioritised examination) of its proposed three track patent processing system.
The USPTO has now issued a final rule in the Federal Register to introduce Track I with effect from May 4, 2011.
To read the Federal Register rules and regulations, click here.
To read the original article by Charles Berman, Partner at FB Rice, click here.
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