How long does the patent process take? 3 Answers as of October 18, 2010

I want to file a patent application. How long should I expect to wait before we find out if it gets approved or rejected?

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Mark S. Hubert PC
Mark S. Hubert PC | Mark Hubert
Generally 3 years for a utility and 1 year for a design patent.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 10/18/2010
Kafantaris Law Group
Kafantaris Law Group | Theo Kafantaris
The process typically takes 2-3 years from the filing date.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/15/2010
Devon & Associates
Devon & Associates | Marcia A. Devon
It depends on the reason you need to have it expedited and whether you file a provisional patent first. Please call my office if you would like further information.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/15/2010
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