Posts Tagged: patent classification


A Better Way to File Patent Applications

The PathWays system is designed to help applicants predict which art units an application is likely to be filed before the application is even filed. A unique …
By Megan McLoughlin
1 year ago 8

An Exclusive Interview with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

There were no topics ruled out of bounds for this 30 minute interview, not even the Supreme Court's recent decision to accept cert. in Cuozzo, although as an …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 5

Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial

Inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking to cut costs frequently want to do their own patent search. This is a wise first move, but inventors need to …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 12

When USPTO Classifies an Application Incorrectly

This case had been made Special on the Patent Prosecution Highway in October of 2013 because of a favorable Written Opinion from a PCT Searching Authority. For a …
By Carl Oppedahl
4 years ago 3

USPTO and KIPO Announce Launch of Cooperative Patent Classification System Pilot

The pilot between KIPO and the USPTO marks a major first step towards KIPO classifying its patent collection using the CPC. For the pilot, KIPO will apply …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 0

USPTO and EPO Publish Advance Version of Cooperative Patent Classification System

The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) today announced early publication of a classification system …
By U.S.P.T.O.
5 years ago 7

Using US Patent Classifications to Enhance Key Word Searching to Achieve Higher Quality Patent Search Results

I have found it helpful to think about patent classifications as being large buckets with subclassifications being little buckets within the larger classification buckets. There are currently …
By Brad Chassee
6 years ago 5

Increasing Patent Allowance Rates by Selectively Targeting a More Technological Patent Class

Class matters. Technology class, that is. In some of the more rapidly growing areas of our economy, like Social Networking and Mobile Phone Apps, it looks like …

USPTO and EPO Work on Joint Patent Classification System

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) have agreed to work toward the formation of a joint patent classification system. …
By Press Releases
7 years ago 4

Patent Searching 102: Using Public PAIR

If you are really serious about doing a high quality patent search on your own I recommend doing whatever you can to find 1 or 2 patents or patent …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

An Exclusive Interview with Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General

Yesterday I had the honor of spending 30 minutes interviewing Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Director General spoke substantively about …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 17