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Plagued by a backlog of applications, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office now guarantees speedier reviews for companies willing to do some extra work up front. But the express service, which on Thursday yielded Brother International Corp. a patent on a printer cartridge in less than six months, is being criticized by some patent attorneys who say it could do more harm than good.

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