Prioritized Examination – America Invents Act

A new prioritized examination is allowed by the America invents act through section 11 (Track 1). Prioritized examination provides for the final deposition on applications within 12 months of the granting of prioritized examination. This is available for utility and plant patents and also for a request for continued examination in a plant or utility patent. The prioritized exam does not replace accelerated examinations (if applicant meet special requirements). Only 10,000 prioritized examination’s are allowed per year which is the sum of regular and RCE prioritized examinations.

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