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Improving the Effectiveness of the U.S.P.T.O: Recommendations for Reform

The U.S. patent system is among the most effective in the world, measured in terms of both its geographic and economic scope and the varieties of the technologies protected. Critical to the continued effectiveness of the system is a well-functioning U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). However...

Post Grant Expectations For 2011

Change on the Horizon for 2011 With 2010 coming to a close, we can look back and see many positive changes at the USPTO. Ex parte and inter partes appeal brief processing has been streamlined, new user friendly BPAI appeal rules are proposed, new pilot programs are being introduced , and the pendency...