Dilworth IP: Expediting and Reducing Costs in U.S. Patent Prosecution

Dilworth IP: Expediting and Reducing Costs in U.S. Patent Prosecution

With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) confronting a backlog of more than a half-million patent applications awaiting examination, applicants seeking to pursue intellectual property protection in the United States can find themselves facing a process stretching close to two years. However, there are a number of programs and options that can be employed to expedite the process and reduce not only time but also costs.

This article by Dilworth IP discusses several options to consider at the outset of prosecution, during prosecution, and at the final and appeal stages.



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