Patent Application Initiatives Timeline - text version

The USPTO Patent Application Initiatives Timeline displays various programs and initiatives that are available to applicants during each phase of the application process. Each program is designed to advance the progress of a patent application and to provide applicant assistance.

See also a detailed Matrix which provides a comparison of the programs and initiatives.

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Prior to Examination


During Examination


After Close of Prosecution


After Notice of Appeal


After Payment of Issue Fee