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  • USPTO fast-track “a welcome change”

    January 09, 2012

    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

  • USPTO budget cuts frustrate lawyers

    April 29, 2011

    Following the USPTO’s announcement that it will sharply cut its budget, lawyers reiterated the need to stop diverting user fees to other government programmes

  • USPTO fast track fee set at $4,000

    February 11, 2011

    The USPTO has issued proposed rules setting out the terms of track one of its anticipated three-track patent examination programme

  • USPTO fast-track at-a-glance

    February 11, 2011

    Once comments have been considered, the final rule on track one of the USPTO’s three-track programme will be published by May this year. Here is how it will work

  • USPTO three-track plan criticised

    July 21, 2010

    Microsoft, BIO, 3M, AIPLA and IPO voiced their concerns about the USPTO’s proposed three-track patent examination system during a public roundtable held yesterday

  • USPTO funding plans under scrutiny

    July 20, 2010

    A bid for additional funding, a lofty long-term strategic plan and a proposal for a new patent examination system all highlight the USPTO’s claim that change is critical to the Office’s future economic health

  • USPTO outlines three-track patent filing plan

    June 07, 2010

    The USPTO has proposed a three-track patent examination system in an effort to reduce its backlog of more than 750,000 pending applications

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