Posts Tagged: US Patent Classification System


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
2 years 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

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

Business Methods by the Numbers: A Look Inside PTO Class 705

What these numbers tell you is if your application is in Art Unit 3622 or 3689 you are in for a long wait to obtain a patent. The numbers …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 18