This information session will provide participants with a detailed overview of the Collaborative Search Pilot (CSP) program, as well as allow the USPTO an opportunity to hear stakeholders’ thoughts on these types of work sharing programs. Space is limited, so register now for this virtual session.
Applicants who cross-file their patent applications internationally can use the expanded CSP to get search results from multiple offices early in the examination process. It is designed to accelerate examination and provide the applicant with more comprehensive prior art by combining the search expertise of examiners at the USPTO and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) or the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) before the first office action is issued.
Benefits of the CSP program include:
- Greater consistency in examination across offices leading to more certainty of patent rights
- Applications will be taken out of turn resulting in expedited first action on merits
- Combined search expertise provides more comprehensive prior art
- Collaborative examination requires fewer office actions to complete prosecution (on average, compared to non-CSP applications)
- It’s free to file a petition for your application
Are you ready to incorporate the CSP into your international patent filing strategy? Learn all about this program and engage in a discussion with the USPTO by registering for this information session.
This is one of three identical informational sessions we are offering on the CSP.