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New rules regarding Track One Prioritized Examination Applications

March 7, 2014

Articles

New rules regarding Track One Prioritized Examination Applications

March 7, 2014

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Yesterday, the USPTO published a Federal Register notice regarding an interim rule on requirements for filing a request for “prioritized” examination of patent applications (i.e., a Track One or Track I application). These rules went into effect on March 5, 2014. The interim rule applies to any prioritized examination application filed on or after September 16, 2012, in which a first office action has not been mailed. If you have any questions, please contact your Fish & Richardson attorney.

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