Petition to Make Special Can Actually Delay Prosecution?
- there is a delay in transmitting the patent application to the Petition's section;
- there is the delay in waiting for the decision; and
- there is the time for transmitting the application back to the Examiner.
His advice: "Call the Primary Examiner and ask how long it might take to get to the application. If it will be less than 6 months or so, I would be hesitant to file such a Petition."
My advice: File the Petition with the application whenever possible.