Posts Tagged: examiner count system


Compact Prosecution in the USPTO is Anything But Compact

hange does not come easily. At a minimum, the PTO must stop encouraging and rewarding examiners for actions that defeat the objectives of the office. As long …
By Charles Gorenstein
9 years ago 8

Exclusive Interview: Commissioner Focarino — Part 3

In this final installment of my interview with Peggy Focarino, Commissioner for Patents, we discuss the examiner count system, production and Art Units and Patent Examiners that …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

Exclusive Interview: Commissioner Focarino — Part 2

In this installment we discuss a day in the life of the Commissioner for Patents, negotiating with the Examiner’s Union relative to the updated examiner count …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Kappos Sets Goal of 650,000 Backlog by End of FY 2011

Yesterday Director Kappos deviated a bit from his routine and utilized a powerpoint presentation, which was titled: "The USPTO by the Numbers: Progress and Reform at Our …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 10

USPTO’s New Examiner Count System Go Into Effect

The new count system seems to place emphasis on complete and thorough initial examination, and even provides incentive for examiners to issue patent applications early in the …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 7

Patent Office Proposes Changes to Examiner Quota System

David Kappos, the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, unveiled yesterday a series of proposals to bring significant change to the examiner “count system” – …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 5