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USPTO's Prioritized Patent Examination Program

Track One Prioritized Examination 

Need to FAST track your patent? Use Track One!


Fast innovation is America’s competitive edge. If you need to move your ideas quickly, USPTO's Track One prioritized examination will allow you to get a final disposition within about twelve months.  The USPTO offers Track One for prioritized examination of your utility and plant patent applications. Track One gives your application special status with fewer requirements than the current accelerated examination program and without having to perform a pre-examination search.

Prioritized examination is available for a fee at the time of filing an original utility or plant application. A single request for prioritized examination may be granted for a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in a plant or utility application.

Thousands of applicants have used Track One already. Join them on the prioritized examination FAST track!

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Statistics for prioritized examination are reported below.  


Prioritized Examination (aka Track One) Statistics
Report Date: March 18, 2014
Total Requests 
  Pending Granted Dismissed Total
 FY2014 986 2645 143 3774
 FY2013 14 6333 525 6872
 FY2012 0 4666 358 5024
 FY2011 3 827 25 855
Examination Status
  First Action on the Merits mailed Final Dispositions mailed Number Allowances of total Final Dispositions
 Number of Track One applications 10211 9870 4677
Pendency Information
Pendency to FAOM from Grant of Request (mos.) Pendency to Final Disposition from Grant of Request (mos.)
2.46 6.55
Requests by Technology Center (TC)
TC Count of Serial Number
1600 2031
1700 1015
2100 1757
2400 2454
2600 2013
2800 1428
3600 2782
3700 2741
(Undesignated) 304
Grand Total 16525



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