• Successful Track Record of Patents Customer Partnership Meetings

    Successful Track Record of Patents Customer Partnership Meetings

    https://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/entry/successful_track_record_of_patents1 Content Reproduced verbatim from the Website of the United States Patent & Trademark Office as permitted under their Terms of Use. Successful Track Record of Patents Customer Partnership Meetings Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld and Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andy Faile In 2017, the USPTO’s Technology... Continue reading

     
  • PTAB Issues Guidance for Motions to Amend After Aqua Products

    https://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/entry/ptab_issues_guidance_for_motions Content Reproduced verbatim from the Website of the United States Patent & Trademark Office as permitted under their Terms of Use. PTAB Issues Guidance for Motions to Amend After Aqua Products Guest Blog by Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board David Ruschke  The Patent Trial... Continue reading

     
  • New Post-Prosecution Pilot Under Way

    New Post-Prosecution Pilot Under Way Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee I am pleased to announce the launch of the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3), which was developed as part of the USPTO’s commitment to collaborating with our stakeholders and providing... Continue reading

     
  • PTAB Replaces Patent Review Processing System

    PTAB Replaces Patent Review Processing System Guest Blog by David P. Ruschke, Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) The USPTO deployed an e-filing system known as the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS) for trials under the America Invents Act (AIA) on September 16, 2012.  Since then,... Continue reading

     
  • Topics Announced for Case Studies Pilot

    Topics Announced for Case Studies Pilot Guest blog by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality Valencia Martin Wallace In December 2015, the USPTO published a Federal Register Notice inviting the public to submit patent-quality related topics to be the subjects of case studies in our new Topic Submission for Case Studies... Continue reading

     
  • Patent Quality Community Symposium Gathers Public Feedback on USPTO Programs

    Patent Quality Community Symposium Gathers Public Feedback on USPTO Programs Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee The USPTO held an all-day Patent Quality Community Symposium on April 27, 2016, bringing together a broad range of stakeholders—patent prosecutors, litigators, inventors,... Continue reading

     
  • Further Insight Provided on PTAB Amendment Motions with New Study

    Further Insight Provided on PTAB Amendment Motions with New Study Guest Blog by Acting Chief Administrative Patent Judge Nathan Kelley Regular readers of our blog know of the USPTO’s commitment to seek feedback on how we can improve our programs, procedures, and services to best serve American innovators. We value... Continue reading

     
  • Update to Examiner Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    Update to Examiner Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guest blog by Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Robert Bahr The USPTO is committed to providing the most current and robust training for our patent examiners, and we have just released our next iteration of examiner guidance on patent subject... Continue reading

     
  • Improvements in Measuring Patent Quality Metrics

    Improvements in Measuring Patent Quality Metrics Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee Through the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI) which we announced in February 2015, the USPTO has committed itself to patent quality improvements, in order to issue patents... Continue reading

     
  • New Patents Petitions Timeline

    New Patents Petitions Timeline Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee People have asked us for more information on the patents petition process, and based on that input, I’m pleased to announce that the USPTO has developed a new Patents... Continue reading

     
 
 
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