Readers will recall my blog posts over the past year or so, complaining about the USPTO’s having fallen so far behind in handling requests for Patent Prosecution Highway status. I had reported delays of six months or more.
But now in recent weeks the USPTO has done much, much better. We track these things pretty closely at our firm, and the improvement is very striking. Here are some examples:
|Petition filed||Grant date||days of delay|
|July 14, 2016||August 11, 2016||28|
|July 25, 2016||August 16, 2016||22|
USPTO should be commended for reducing the delay significantly.