Advancement of Examination Petitions

IPLA – International Patent Legal Administration
OPET – Office of Petitions
TC – Technology Center

Generally Available

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

601 - To Make Application Special on Ground of Age or Health (37 CFR 1.102, MPEP 708.02)2694%OPETePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions
     

Prior to Examination

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

223 - JPO-USPTO Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP)NONENONEIPLA 
224 - KIPO-USPTO Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP)NONENONEIPLA 
605 - To Make Special Energy Program (37 CFR 1.102, MPEP 708.02)NONENONETC 
607 - Reason not Provided for in Petition Codes 601-606NONENONETC 
639 - To Make Special Prospective Manufacture (37 CFR 1.102, MPEP 708.02)NONENONETC 
643 - Prioritized Examination3595%OPET 
644 - To Make Special under the Law School Pilot Program8391%*OPET 
646 - To Make Special for Accelerated Examination (MPEP 708.02 (a))9539%TC 
652 - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)3977%OPET 
690 - Related Color Drawings of Photographs. MPEP 608.02 (VIII)                                   29977%TC 

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During Examination

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

612 - Relating to Refusal to Enter an Amendment (37 CFR 1.181 and 1.127, MPEP 714.13 ( III))3846%*TC 
617 - Relating to Refusal to Enter an Amendment (37 CFR 1.312. MPEP 1002.02 ( C ))NONENONE*TC 

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*Infrequently Filed Petition 
 

This is a 12 Month Rolling Average.  

The data is current as of October 1, 2020 and is updated quarterly.