For relatively modest additional fees of about US$ 5,000 the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) now offers swift review of a patent application via a new programme called Prioritized Examination.
Prioritized Examination allows patent applications to avoid the normal delay of up to several years before an application is taken up by a USPTO examiner for review and can be surprisingly swift. According to USPTO statistics, as of 23 January 2012, the USPTO has already completed...
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