USPTO Postpones Fast Track Examination Option until Further Notice


On April 21, 2011, USPTO Director David Kappos sent a message to USPTO employees announcing that funding cuts will affect several USPTO initiatives.

One cost-cutting measure is the postponement of the Track One, Fast Track Examination Option, which was scheduled to begin on May 4, 2011.  Other cuts include a hiring freeze and postponement of the opening of a Detroit satellite office.

To view message click here.

To view Federal Register notice, click here