Giorgio wrote:Does this mean that in a couple of month he could get the first feedback from the examiner?
I don't think it'll get a look-in, in that category. Someone needs to contact the examiners and ask for it to be re-classified into an expedited energy category, if they want a quick examination. I believe it is also possible to request a fast-track examination if it has already been examined under another patent jurisdiction that the USPTO recognises, but I'm not really sure on what is involved in that and, besides, no other patent office has dealt with it yet anyway.
The classifications that applications are put in, to start with, are done by a sub-contractor looking through the patent applications and making their best judgments. Once the 'Art Group' to which that category is assigned gets to see the patent, they may pass it around the other groups to see if they can pass it on to a more suitable specialist examination group, but as it is already in that category, that won't happen for a long time yet, without extra interventions by the applicant/attorney.