Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

USPTO Image.jpgLos Angeles – Yesterday, as a result of the enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the USPTO began accepting requests for prioritized examination of patent applications.

The PTO’s goal of prioritized examination is to provide a final disposition on a patent application within twelve months of prioritized status being granted.  The associated non-refundable fee is $4,800 which is in