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Argentina Offers Application Swapping Program

The Patent Office of Argentina recently announced a temporary program which permits applications to swap places in the examination queue, such that a later-filed application can be examined sooner by taking the place of an earlier-filed application. Unlike a similar U.S. program, the Argentine program does not appear to require abandonment of the earlier application. … Continue reading this entry

Current Options for Prioritized U.S. Examination

When Director Kappos wrote on his blog about international worksharing programs, he also provided a summary of current options for prioritized U.S. examination. While most are well-known, it is good to keep all options in mind when prompt¬†examination is important, such as when a commercial product is on the market (or will be within the … Continue reading this entry