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USPTO fast-track “a welcome change”

Eileen McDermott, New York

The USPTO released a report last week on the progress of Track 1 of the Office’s three-track programme, which promises examination in 12 months to those willing to pay a $4,000 fee

According to the report, since Track 1 was implemented in September last year, 98.9% of the 1,694 Track 1 petitions received have been approved for processing. It is taking about 1.5 months (40.8 days) on average to move Track 1...

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