|London 21 April 2013|
Weighing in with a threat of a threats action is often a rather unethical practice. The last letter I received gave me a short time to respond so I did not as it was mostly groundless as we were discussing a service mark.
The super-fast patent paper is reasonably short and hopefully CIPA will be on to it. By the way, this is not for the small inventor or SME - a marathon fee of £3500-£4000 is proposed but you don't have to give reasons for paying it. There do not seem to be many situations where the normal expedited prosecution is inadequate, but if this procedure becomes available there does not seem much incentive for the IPO to do it for free when they could have a fat fee and a few extra home comforts in Newport.