The Bypass Continuation Route in the U.S. – More Scenic Than National Stage Entry?

A PCT application allows an applicant to secure a filing date for an invention, while leaving the decision regarding which PCT countries to pursue patent protection in for another (much later) date. The international stage of a PCT application extends 30 or 31 months from the priority date of the PCT application in most PCT countries, allowing an applicant time to market his or her invention prior to committing to the substantial expense of national stage entry and prosecution potentially in multiple countries. Additionally, the results of a patentability search performed by the selected search authority during the international stage…

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Expediting Patent Protection with Track One Examination

  Patent protection is a crucial element in developing and commercializing an innovative product. However, as the speed of technological development has continued to increase, the process of obtaining patent protection in the United States has historically lagged, risking companies’ ability to introduce cutting-edge technology to the market in a timely manner. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently introduced Track One prioritized examination, which may be the most effective way to quickly obtain US patent protection for paradigm-shifting technology.   New Patent Timelines Expedite Innovation   Statistically, under standard USPTO procedure, receiving a final disposition in a…

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Quinn Law Group Now DBA Quinn IP Law

March 20, 2017   Quinn Law Group Now DBA Quinn IP Law Growing Northville-based Quinn Law Group has changed its name to Quinn IP Law to better align with the firm’s expertise and core services. The boutique firm was founded in 2002 and provides comprehensive intellectual property portfolio management to clients ranging from multinational corporations to growth-stage startups. Quinn’s key practice areas include patent preparation and prosecution, trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement, comprehensive portfolio design, and global IP transactions. The firm’s recent name change reflects its commitment to providing expert IP legal services with a focus on quality over billable…

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