New USPTO P3 Program for After Final Office Actions is Useful Hybrid of Pre-Appeal and AFCP Programs

By | IP Law Bulletin ™ | August 9, 2016
New USPTO P3 Program for After Final Office Actions is Useful Hybrid of Pre-Appeal and AFCP Programs

The Post-Prosecution Pilot Program, dubbed “P3” by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), offers applicants a new, and arguably improved, path through the after-final landscape. P3 provides applicants the opportunity to orally present proposed amendments or arguments to a panel of examiners after a final rejection has been issued but before filing a notice of appeal.

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