USPTO Extends Green Patent Pilot Program

Law360, New York (November 10, 2010, 5:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has extended a pilot program that moves patent applications for environmentally friendly technology closer to the front of the examination line, but capped the number of requests for expedited review it would grant.

The program, which had been set to expire Dec. 8, will now run until the end of 2011, USPTO Director David Kappos said Wednesday.

Patent applications for green technology that were filed before the program began in December 2009 are now also eligible for the expedited examinations,...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.