First-Time Filer Expedited Examination Pilot Program

By April 4, 2023 News

Aiming to increase accessibility to the patent system, The USPTO and its Counsel for Inclusive Innovation launched its First-Time Filier Expedited Examination Pilot Program.

This program expedites the first office action and there is no petition fee while applying for this program through a petition to make special. These petitions will be accepted under this program until March 11, 2024, or until 1,000 patent applications have been granted special status under this program, whichever occurs earlier.

McCoy Russell has dedicated staff with the technical expertise to help inventors participate in the patent system and take advantage of this program. McCoy Russell is particularly experienced in filing accelerated examination petitions.