The business world moves fast. Unfortunately, patent prosecution sometimes does not. To expedite the process, we recommend our USPTO accelerated examination search. It’s a service that complies with the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s procedures for accelerated examinations, putting your critical patent applications on the fast track in the examination process.
Our accelerated examination search service covers all of the USPTO's key search guidelines, including:
All features of the claim, with the broadest possible interpretation, covering individual features, as well as in combination.
US patents and applications by US class and sub-class, as well as text searching.
Non-US patents via classification and text searching according to Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) minimum documentation requirements.
Non-patent literature sources conducted via text searching of databases, trade publications, and search engines.
Use of special tools where appropriate, e.g., biotechnology sequence searching.
The in-depth results of our accelerated examination search are presented in a Pre-Examination Search Document that clearly sets out the sources searched, the date the search was conducted, classifications covered, and the search logic used.
For companies that value a first-to-market strategy, our accelerated examination service is an invaluable tool.