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The United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO is seeking public input to determine the optimal first action and total pendency target levels for patents The Patent Office believes that by reviewing the optimal pendency levels the Office will…

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The USPTO has returned to the historical philosophy that patent examiners should work cooperatively with patent applicants to identify allowable subject matter and issue patents on what is allowable not just focusing on rejection after rejection after rejection While…

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What if you could have a crystal ball looking inside the United States Patent and Trademark Office to easily determine an array of statistical information related to a particular Art Unit or even a specific Patent Examiner Can you…

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The question however is whether this increased inventive activity is sustainable in light of the overwhelming backlogs faced by Patent Offices around the world It is great to have a lot of inventive activity and interest in obtaining patents…

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The last Continuing Resolution or CR ran out on April with a th hour agreement which was ultimately passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama the following week When the dust had settled the United States…

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As I have repeatedly explained over and over again for the past several years there is nothing to fear about a first to file system see above AND there is no reason that a first to file system must…

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Specifically we learned that the USPTO projects an average first action pendency of months by the end of fiscal that participating in the First Action Interview Pilot Program more than doubles the likelihood of getting a first action allowance…

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Director Kappos was also asked whether there were any plans to allow the community to access the patent search platform that is available to patent examiners Kappos explained that it was simply not possible for the Patent Office to…

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Hopefully the seemingly modest successes of team Kappos in fiscal will be viewed for what they are which is rather extraordinary by our leaders in Washington DC With all the odds against them having to fight daily for adequate…

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In this second installment of my interview with current AIPLA Executive Director and former USPTO Director Q Todd Dickinson we start out discussing pendency at the Patent Office Dickinson tells me about the incentives he used to keep patent…

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Those who don't believe innovation leads to job creation have their heads firmly implanted in the sand and simply must choose to ignore history which proves otherwise It is flat out irresponsible to suggest that speeding up the process…

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The Visualization Center shows graphics that look much like a speedometer which is where the Patents Dashboard moniker comes from but the data is also available for those who want to see the numbers and figures used to create…

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