Recently I blogged about what it might cost to get a US patent fast using Track I or Accelerated Examination or due to age or health of inventor. Here is another blog posting, this one about getting a US patent fast using Rule 496.
Some practitioners know about 37 CFR 1.496 (“Rule 496”). Rule 496 details a situation in which a US patent application that is the national phase of a PCT application will be “advanced out of turn for examination.” What should a practitioner charge for getting a case “advanced out of turn” under Rule 496? Continue reading