USPTO announces launch of Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Program (June 3, 2022)

On June 3, 2022 the USPTO announced the Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Program. Under this program, qualifying non-provisional utility patent applications involving technologies that mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be advanced out of turn for examination until a first action on the merits. Applicants are not required to satisfy the current requirements of the accelerated examination program or the prioritized examination program.