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Posted by: driverlessSam
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:19:28 AM »

Thank You.
Posted by: Brad
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:57:15 AM »

Thanks!

Making your application "special" will get you a faster examination.   Usually it takes the patent office 1-2 years before they will exam your case but if your application is special that will move you ahead and often get your case examined in 6 months or less.

*Note this is only for the non-provisional application.  There is really no benefit that I know of for using this process in a provisional application.

Posted by: driverlessSam
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:03:49 PM »

I recently filed my first provisional patent application.  I am over 65 years old so I qualified to file the form "Petition to make special based on age", according to the info on the form.
Question:  What, if any, is the advantage of being "special" in the yes of the patent office?

p.s.  Great newsletters and forum.  I used one of your hints - I used the word "embodiment"  :)