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News Release

Are your green technology patents being prosecuted under the USPTO's Green Technology Patent Program?

  • The United State Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Green Technology Patent Program has been extended and is open to the first 3,000 applications filed on or before December 31, 2011.
  • To qualify for the extended program, an application must either:

    materially enhance the quality of the environment;

    or materially contribute to:

    • (1) the development of a renewable energy source or energy conservation; or
    • (2) the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Applicants whose previous requests to participate were denied, can re-file under the expanded criteria.
  • Qualifying applications will be advanced out of turn for examination by the USPTO if they have no multiple dependent claims and have three or fewer independent claims and twenty or fewer total claims; and if the applicant is willing to restrict the application to a single invention, if required.
  • To date, 800 petitions have been granted and 106 patents have been issued under the program. The program began on December 8, 2009.
  • Expected benefit of participation in program - The average patent under this program has been issued one year earlier than expected.

Let the green team at Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, PA help you turn your green into gold.

Prepared by Mark Miller and Jonathan Grad. Mark Miller is a patent clerk at Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus. Jonathan Grad is an intellectual property lawyer and partner at Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus.

Disclaimer – This News Release should not be considered legal advice. Receipt of this New Release does not establish an Attorney-Client Relationship. We do, however, invite you to contact us if you would like us to represent you.

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