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Q91. What is super-accelerated examination?

Q91. What is super-accelerated examination?

A91. The super accelerated examination is a non-statutory expedition and currently under trial run. This is the fastest track and a first OA is issued within one month after filing a request for super-accelerated examination (within two months in the case of PCT applications). However, response to the first OA should be filed within 30 days (normally, 60 days) for domestic applicants and 2 months (normally, 3 months) for foreign applicants. The super-accelerated examination can be requested by a patent applicant under the following conditions:
(1.1) an application that is both “a working-related application” (see previous answer) and “an application having a foreign counterpart application” (see previous answer).
(1.2) an application in which all procedures on or after four weeks before the request are carried out on-line.