How To Fast-Track Your Patent App

Law360, New York (August 24, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT) -- Benjamin Franklin, one of the country’s first and most famous inventors, said that “time is money.” This is certainly true for patenting, where the average pendency for a patent application is three to five years.

For many businesses, this can mean the difference between a large windfall and small profits, between economic viability and company closure. Many companies with new and innovative products need patents quickly to deter competitors from copying their products.

Patents may also be needed as bargaining chips in an existing or future...
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