Fast Tracking Your Application
Getting a patent is no quick process. In the time between filing and issuance, your application will go through several stages, often from multiple patent offices and with months or years between stages. The total process can take two to five years and sometimes longer. But who has time for that? Sometimes you need a patent, and you need it fast.
Luckily, there are some options for fast tracking your application. In today’s episode, Dr. Ashley Sloat, President and Director of Patent Strategy here at Aurora, leads a discussion along with our all star patent panel, exploring one of these options – the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) and how it can significantly speed up prosecution between international jurisdictions with similar policies.
Ashley is joined today by an exceptional group of IP experts including:
Steve Stupp, Partner at Stupp Associates, LLC.
David Jackrel, President of Jackrel Consulting
Daniel Wright, Partnership Manager and Patent Strategist at Aurora Consulting
Dominic Filice, Patent Expert at Parola Analytics, Inc.
Breaking Down Expedited Options
As was the case with the last episode, our discussion panel really jumps right into the thick of the material and in retrospect we thought it might be helpful for the not yet IP experts out there to set the table a bit. I sat down again with Ashley for a brief conversation to help set the stage for what the patent prosecution highway is, how it fits into the patenting process, and when it might make sense for you. We discussed:
Real numbers on how long it takes to get a patent under normal circumstances without an expedited path.
Options for skipping in line and fast tracking your application when you need to move more quickly (U.S. and International).
Benefits, risks, costs, and relative time implications for PPH, Track One Prioritized Examination, and Accelerated Examination.
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Topic and guest participant requests
If you’re an agent or attorney and would like to be part of the discussion or an inventor with a topic you’d like to hear discussed, please reach out.
For the visual learners out there, we also like to make our presenter slides available for your reference. This particular deck includes great visuals for PPH participating countries and a breakdown of the actual form for participation in the Global IP5 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program.