Brazil’s patent backlog may resolve without fast-track procedure
Forces against Brazil’s patent system may have killed the proposal to fast-track pending applications, but examiners’ individual productivity could solve the backlog in the long term
It takes more than 11 years for a patent application to be reviewed in Brazil – far longer than in other countries with a similar application-to-examiner ratio. In order to address this dire situation, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office...
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