USPTO does very well lately with PPH requests

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.



One Reply to “USPTO does very well lately with PPH requests”

  1. PPH petition filed September 22, 2016 (6 days after national phase entry in U.S.), PPH petition granted on February 6, 2017. Not too prompt– four months and 14 days.

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