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Accelerated Examination Report
To be eligible for accelerated examination, applicants are required to provide specific information, known as an examiner support document, so that review of the application can be completed rapidly and accurately. In return, the USPTO issues a final decision by the examiner within 12 months on whether their application for a patent will be granted or denied.
Under normal procedure applicants have a duty to disclose to the USPTO relevant prior art of which they are aware. However, applicants are not required to search for prior art. But under the USPTO’s accelerated examination procedure, applicants are required to conduct a search of the prior art, to submit all prior art that is closest to their invention, and explain what the prior art teaches and how their invention is different.In addition to providing and explaining any prior art references, applicants must explicitly state how their invention is useful and must show how the written description supports the claimed invention.
Our accelerated examination search service covers all of the USPTO's key search guidelines, including:
A) All features of the claim, with the broadest possible interpretation, covering individual features, well as in combination.
B) US patents and applications by US class and sub-class, as well as text searching.
C) Non-US patents via classification and text searching according to Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) minimum documentation requirements.
D) Non-patent literature sources conducted via text searching of databases, trade publications, and search engines.
E) An Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) in compliance with USPTO rules. The IDS will include an analysis of limitations in the claims of the patent application which are disclosed in the cited references
F) A detailed explanation of how each claims is patentable over the reference using relevancy interpretation