Expediting Patent Applications: Europe

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EPO expediting

The typical applicant is in no hurry to see their patent application proceed through the stages of examination, allowance and grant. Prosecution and allowance/grant cost money. The faster examination takes place, the faster the final form of the claims will be known, which is not always an advantage. And in most countries, grant closes the window for divisional applications. Overall, it often makes sense not to hurry.

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