Information about patent application initiatives now centralized on USPTO website

A centralized listing of major Patent Application Initiatives is now available via the USPTO website that provides applicants with access to information on several patent initiatives designed to advance and support the examination process.

From one website location users can now review and compare the various patent application initiatives that are available prior to examination, during examination, or after close of prosecution. The website also provides direct access to applicant assistance for addressing questions about these initiatives.