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Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal publishes “Paths to Get a Patent Approved More Quickly” by Rory Pheiffer

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March 2015 | Article

Rory P. Pheiffer, an associate in the Intellectual Property Department, published “Paths to Get a Patent Approved More Quickly” in the March 2015 issue of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.

It currently takes an average of two years and four months to make a final decision on patent filing, which can be detrimental to a start-up company looking to secure patent protection in order to attract investors. Rory discusses three programs offered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that allow patent applicants to significantly advance the pace of patent prosecution. The programs include: (1) Track One Prioritized Examination; (2) the Patent Prosecution Highway; and (3) the First Action Interview Pilot Program. The result can be a faster, cheaper, and more efficient path to building a patent portfolio.

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