Green Technology Pilot Program Extended and Expanded by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Client Alert November 16, 2010 On November 10, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that its Green Technology Pilot Program, which allows green technology patent applications to be expedited, is being extended until December 31, 2011. Initially, the pilot...

USPTO 2010 Performance and Accountability Report

The USPTO Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2010 provides a comprehensive summary of program and financial results and is structured to help the President, the Congress, and the American public assess our performance relative to our mission and accountability for our financial resources...

USPTO Oversight Hearing: Testimony on "How the Patent and Trademark Office Helps Can Help to Create Jobs"

The House Judiciary Committee Intellectual Property Subcommittee held a USPTO Oversight Hearing entitled "How an Improved US Patent and Trademark Office Can Create Jobs". Witnesses included: (1) PTO Director David Kappos; (2) Intellectual Property Owners Association President Doug Norman;...