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Patent Fast Track questions
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:16:26 AM »
What are the pros and cons for fast tracking a patent application?

What are the costs?

Is fast tracking always a good process to pursue?

Thanks

« Last Edit: April 27, 2018, 02:24:11 PM by Brad »

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Re: Patent Fast Track questions
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2018, 02:27:45 PM »
I have had good results with Fast Track.  Usually you get your examination in just a few months vs. 18+ months with regular examination.  Cost for an inventor (micro entity) status is $1030 in addition to the standard fee of $430.  For a small company or small entity filer the cost is twice this amount.

I also think most of the examiners are included to help you get your application allowed faster if you are under fast track status so I think the allowance rate is higher but thats just my opinion and I don't have any data to back that up.

This has some good information about the fast track option:
https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Track_1_Prioritized_Exam_FAQ_20170925.pdf

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