We filed a bunch of new design patent applications in the USPTO this past Tuesday the 14th.
I am astonished (in a good way) to see that USPTO has mailed Filing Receipts for two of the design applications today, the 16th.
In a quarter of a century of interaction with the USPTO as a registered practitioner, I have never seen a filing receipt arrive in a mere two days. Until today, and today it happened in two cases.
(That’s the good news. The bad news is that in each of these cases the FOAP is 44 months. More than three and a half years, it seems, that we will have to wait for the cases to be examined.)
Have others been receiving Filing Receipts this quick? I wonder if we are just lucky somehow, or if this is a (welcome) recent trend at the USPTO. Please post a comment below.