What is expedited examination of patent application?
Request for Expedited Examination of a patent application is a commendable initiative introduced by the Indian patent office to reduce the time taken to examine patent applications. nnRequest for Expedited Examination may be filed by an applicant who:nn1. Is a start-up;nn2. Was a start-up at the time of filing the patent application;nn3. Has chosen India as an International Searching Authority (ISA) or as an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) in a corresponding PCT application.nnStart-ups can benefit greatly if they choose to file an expedited examination request rather than an ordinary request for examination. The biggest advantage of requesting for an expedited examination is that the applications for which expedited examination is requested are allotted to a queue that is different from the ordinary examination queue, which already has lakhs of applications awaiting examination.n