The following petitions for expedited examination and accelerated examination, programs and techniques are available to applicants to reduce average prosecution pendency at the Patent Office. They are used to cut to the front of the line instead of waiting on a first come-first served basis, reduce misunderstanding that might cause the examiner to reject the application, and … [Read more...]
Petition to Make Special
A petition to make special requests the patent office to examine a patent application out of turn based on a particular reason such as the age of the inventor. See MPEP 708.02.