CleanTech Fast Track in the US

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced a pilot project to provide accelerated examination of certain clean technology (cleantech) patent applications. The program is aimed at “green technology” though so far there are no details on what inventions will qualify. The current wait-time for a patent application is roughly 2.5 years just to get to a first office action, and over 3 years to obtain a final decision.

Now that the US has joined the UK, South Korea and Australia, the question of Canada’s response becomes more pressing. When will Canada adopt a fast track for cleantech patents?

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