The need for quickly procuring patents arises in a variety of business and legal situations. The USPTO and other patent offices created new ways for applicants to advance patent examination. These include prioritized (Track One), interview and after-final options, Information Disclosure Statement considerations, PPH and other methods of accelerating examination. With over five years of Track One experience now, we compare 3 fast track strategies in US, Europe and China along with end-to-end metrics on cost effectiveness. We will also discuss impacts of the new USPTO administration, subject matter eligibility and PTAB trends on fast track strategies.

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