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) 68 96% OPET ePetition 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) 97 88%* IPLA  
224 - KIPO-USPTO Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP) 86 4%* IPLA  
605 - To Make Special Energy Program (37 CFR 1.102, MPEP 708.02) None None TC  
607 - Reason not Provided for in Petition Codes 601-606 12 38%* TC  
639 - To Make Special Prospective Manufacture (37 CFR 1.102, MPEP 708.02) None None TC  
643 - Prioritized Examination 47 94% OPET  
644 - To Make Special under the Law School Pilot Program 50 100%* OPET  
646 - To Make Special for Accelerated Examination (MPEP 708.02 (a)) 60 65% TC  
652 - Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) 57 80% OPET  
690 - Related Color Drawings of Photographs. MPEP 608.02 (VIII)                                    347 73% 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)) 62 56%* TC  
617 - Relating to Refusal to Enter an Amendment (37 CFR 1.312. MPEP 1002.02 ( C )) NONE NONE TC  

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*Infrequently Filed Petition 
 

This is a 12 Month Rolling Average.  

The data is current as of October 1, 2018 and is updated quarterly.