AFCP 2.0 Extended to September 2020

Written September 24, 2019

The USPTO After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) has been extended through September 30, 2020.

AFCP 2.0 is part of the USPTO's on-going efforts towards compact prosecution and increased collaboration between examiners and stakeholders. In response to an AFCP 2.0 submission, an applicant will receive a specialized AFCP 2.0 form (PTO-2323) that will communicate the status of the submission.

If applicable, the form will also accompany an interview summary. The form is designed to more clearly indicate how the AFCP submission was treated by the examiner. Office communications containing the AFCP 2.0 response form have been issuing since November 2014.