Quick Path IDS (QPIDS) Pilot  Program


Extended  to run through Sep. 30, 2014  


December 01, 2013

Tatsuo YABE








Issue Fee支払後であっても以下の書類を添えて(要件を整え)電子的にファイルすることでRCEを実際にはすることなくIDSが考慮される可能性がある。

以下(4)に規定されているように、QPIDSを実施する場合にはRCE費用を伴いRCEを申請する必要はあるが、この申請は仮申請と理解される。 拠って、QPIDSで提出された情報(先行技術文献)が特許性に影響を与えるものではないと判断された場合にはPTOは再度許可可能通知を発行し、特許証を発行する。 この場合に仮申請したRCEは却下され、RCE費用は自動的に代理人の口座に電子返納される。 然しながら、PTOIDS(先行技術文献)を考慮したうえで審査の再開が必要と判断した場合には、PTOは特許証の発行を中止し、仮申請されたRCEを正式にに受理する。

(1) A transmittal form that designates the submission as a QPIDS submission, such as form PTO/SB/09. 


(2) An IDS, including a timeliness statement as set forth in 37 CFR 1.97(e) and the IDS fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(p).

(3) A Webbased ePetition to withdraw from issue under 37 CFR 1.313(c)(2), including the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(h).

(4) A RCE, including the RCE fee under 37 CFR 1.17(e).

(5) An authorization to charge all fees associated with the QPIDS submission to a USPTO deposit account.



form PTO/SB/09


Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS)

The Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) pilot program is part of the USPTO's on-going efforts towards compact prosecution and pendency reduction.

In particular, the QPIDS pilot program eliminates the requirement for processing of a request for continued examination (RCE) with an information disclosure statement (IDS) filed after payment of the issue fee in order for the IDS to be considered by the examiner.  Where the examiner determines that no item of information in the IDS necessitates reopening prosecution, the USPTO will issue a corrected notice of allowability.

The QPIDS pilot program has been extended to run through September 30, 2014. All compliant requests for consideration of an information disclosure statement under the QPIDS pilot program filed on or before September 30, 2014, will be considered.

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(2) Case Laws

(3) Self-Study Course

(4) NY Bar Prep