Why is Accelerated Examination (AE) restricted to e-filing only?


This is the current established procedure under which the examination of a patent application may be accelerated. Guidelines for Applicants under the Guidelines for Applicants under the New Accelerated Examination Procedure located at: http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/accelerated/ state you must file the application via EFS-Web.


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