How long does it take to get a patent?

BlueIron can get a US patent as quickly as six months or less in some cases.  However, many times it takes 3 to 5 years.

How do we do it?

BlueIron’s founder, Russ Krajec, had the opportunity to join a startup company where we needed patent assets as fast as possible.  In that startup, he was able to experiment with 100 patent applications to find the best way.

The answer: the Patent Prosecution Highway in the US.  Using the PCT/PPH, Russ was able to get patents issued in the US within 4-8 months very consistently.

One key to expediting a patent is proper preparation.  A patent search is critical to understand the landscape and to make sure that the claims are appropriate: not too broad but directed at an economically valuable invention.

Another key is the right strategy.  The USPTO has a program called “Track One” which has several pitfalls, but it costs about the same as a PCT application.  It is the PCT application which gets you on the Patent Prosecution Highway, which is much better than Track One.  Feel free to give us a call and we can talk about the differences.

Category: Patent Financing