Did anyone use Track One for fast track patent application? 5 Answers as of February 19, 2013

How was it? As of this moment, I'm individual inventor. Does it make sense to go this route? I believe that the fee is reasonably low, considering 12-mo. turnaround time.

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Mark Torche | Mark Torche
It depends on your marketing or financing strategy. If you are confident that your invention is patentable and you have the money, a one year action is a good idea. However, if your invention is in a crowded field that may take a while for prosecution, it may make more sense to rely on patent pending status during the normal 2 to 3 years it is taking to prosecute most applications and using the money for answering office actions.
Answer Applies to: Iowa
Replied: 2/19/2013
Tran & Associates | Bao Tran
Yes, we have done track one and it does accelerate review before 12mths. The cheapest way to accelerate (if you qualify) is through the Petition to Accelerate based on Age which is free. Other way is to use a PCT search result if that is favorable Bao Tran.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/19/2013
Law Office of Kirk Buhler
Law Office of Kirk Buhler | Kirk A Buhler
While the filing cost may be low, the law firm cost to research the invention and provide the proper analysis to the patent office is usually fairly high. A better option is to find an inventor that is 65 years of age or older and file the application with a "petition to make special" or age of at least one of the inventors. There is no fee or analysis that is required. The first examination usually takes place at about one year or less.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/19/2013
Barton Barton & Plotkin
Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
Be careful. Without a real lawyer you are wasting money.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/19/2013
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. | Ernie Linek
Attorneys and their clients that have used this system are pleased with the results. To best comply with the procedural rules, inventors are urged to use a patent attorney with experience with the fast track system.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 2/18/2013
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