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Two Key Patent Pilot Programs Have Been Extended Another Year

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

To improve patent quality and address stakeholders concerns about overly broad claims in software-related patent applications, the USPTO began a Glossary Pilot Program June 2 and is still accepting applications. Applications accepted into the Program will receive expedited examination up to the mailing of the First Office Action.

Popular for tailgating during football season, Design Patent No. 706,355 granted to Jeffrey Monenare for his football cornhole board

Popular for tailgating during football season, Design Patent No. 706,355 granted to Jeffrey Monenare for his football cornhole board

Driving Innovation, Not Litigation

An executive action update from the White House and the USPTO, answering President Obama's call to strengthen our patent system and foster innovation.

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Volunteer as Guest Lecturer in the Patent Examiner Technical Training Program

The USPTO is expanding its Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (PETTP). We're seeking voluntary assistance from scientists, engineers, professors, and industrial designers to participate as guest lecturers to help enhance our patent examiners' knowledge in their technical fields.

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