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Q92. Preferential Examination vs. Accelerated Examination

Q92. Preferential Examination vs. Accelerated Examination
Which should be prefer, a preferential examination or an accelerated examination?

A92. In most of the cases, the accelerated examination is recommended. While the preferential examination requires a fact that a third party is working the invention without any authority, the accelerated examination requires rather relaxed conditions, stated in A90.
For your information, the number of submissions of accelerated examination in 2014 and 2015 were 17086 and 17511, respectively. The number of submissions of preferential examination in 2014 and 2015 were only 1 respectively.