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UPDATE: USPTO ceases planned changes due to budget restraints

Date: 27 April 2011
Author: Charles Berman
In early April, FB Rice reported that the USPTO announced a final rule to introduce Track 1 (prioritised examination) that was to come into effect May 4, 2011.
Due to funding issues arising from budget decisions made by the US Congress, the introduction of the prioritised examination scheme has been postponed indefinitely.
We will keep you up to date with any progress on this matter.
To read the original article by Charles Berman, Partner at FB Rice, click here.

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