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The New Launches February 5

The official launch of our new website is February 5. Before then, take some time to explore the new design and navigation of the beta version. We polled hundreds of users to create new navigation making it easier to access services and accomplish tasks. It's also more mobile friendly. Take a look and help us improve it. Find a link to our feedback site at the top of each page on the beta site.

Open Gov

USPTO Launches Improved Patent Assignment Search

Try the new Assignment Search tool for patents. It's part of the president’s Open Data and Open Government initiatives to improve data transparency and accessibility. Patent Assignment Search has many more search fields and filters to find patent assignment data. We look forward to your feedback.

PPAC Annual Report

2014 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Annual Report

The 2014 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Annual Report is now available for review. PPAC was established under statutory authority and consists of nine voting members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce who represent small and large entity patent applicants located in the U.S.

National Medals of Technology and Innovation (NMTI)

Honoring Our Nation’s Top Innovators

President Obama recently awarded the 2012 National Medals of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) to our nation’s top thinkers, discoverers, and innovators.

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Two Key Patent Pilot Programs Have Been Extended

We've extended our After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0 and the Quick Path IDS (QPIDS) Pilot through September 30, 2015. AFCP 2.0 is ideal for situations where an examiner and applicant may be close to an agreement.

Glossary Pilot Program - A New Strategy for Improving Claim Clarity Using Glossaries - Still Accepting Applications!

Patents Glossary Pilot Program

The program has been extended for six months through June 2, 2015 or until the USPTO accepts 200 grantable petitions, whichever occurs first. Applications accepted into the program will receive expedited examination up to the mailing of the First Office Action. A notice of extension will be issued in due course.

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