USPTO Extends Filing Deadlines for Green Technology Pilot Program

On December 15th the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced it is extending the participation deadline for the Green Technology Pilot Program from December 31st, 2011 to March 30, 2012 or until 3,500 applications have been granted special status. The Green Technology Pilot Program allows for applicants to have their patent filing petitions advanced out of turn for examination, which helps speed the patent process up significantly.

Visit the USPTO for the full press release.

To learn more about the pilot program, please visit today’s Federal Register.

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