"Patent Office Announces New Post-Prosecution Pilot Program For Responding to Final Rejections"

On July 11, 2016, the Patent and Trademark Office launched the Post Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program, which affords patent applicants an attractive alternative to the procedures currently available for responding to “finally” rejected patent applications.

This Stroock Special Bulletin provides an overview of the P3 program, which should enable applicants to avoid some of the costs and delays associated with existing options, such as filing an appeal or a request for continued examination.