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Jack G. Abid

Shareholder and Registered Patent Attorney

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, & Gilchrist, P.A.

Jack Abid is a Shareholder and Registered Patent Attorney with Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, & Gilchrist, P.A. Jack practices in the area of patent prosecution and IP portfolio management. His patent prosecution experience includes electrical and electronic equipment, telecommunications equipment and cables, laser and optical devices, semiconductor devices, semiconductor processing, mechanical devices, medical devices including implants and telemedicine, and software.

While attending the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mr. Abid served as Editor-in-Chief, Research Editor, and Web Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law. He was also a member of the Journal of Technology Law and Policy and was elected as a class representative of the John Marshall Bar Association for two years. During his service as a class representative, Mr. Abid received the President’s Award for outstanding service.

Recent Articles by Jack G. Abid

USPTO Expedited Processes for Examination and the New Petition to Make Special for Climate Change Inventions

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a massive backlog of patent applications (typically in the hundreds of thousands). Indeed, the average wait for patent applicants to receive any substantive response from the USPTO is 19.4 months, and the wait is growing. (See chart below). Because of this situation, there has been a need for patent applicants to accelerate the process. The USPTO has obliged and provides several options discussed here for patent applicants to consider.