There’s no concrete answer because there are variables outside of your control such as the backlog of the USPTO. If there are a lot of applications in the queue, then it will likely take a while longer. Additionally, if the patent is more complex than others, than it may take a while longer to review.
However, there are things you can do on your end to make sure that you aren’t holding up the process.
- You should conduct a thorough patent search to ensure that the patent doesn’t already exist (this happens more often than you may think!).
- You should complete the application thoroughly and correctly.
- Pay the appropriate fees.
For a complete look at a patent application process, check out: Patent Application: 7 Things You Need to Know.
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