Public Meeting: Technical Briefing on Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) (UPDATED)
On July 17, 2013, a technical briefing was held on the USPTO campus to discuss the inner workings of Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR). The following topics were covered: (1) the history of Trademark Application and Registration Retrieval (TARR), Trademark Document Retrieval (TDR), and TSDR; (2) why we moved to TSDR; (3) how TSDR differs from its predecessors, TARR and TDR; and (4) the basics of the technology behind TSDR. The discussion also described some of the systems that are not normally visible to the public and how they differ from those the public views.
NOTE: Due to unforeseen problems, the recording of the July 17th presentation could not be used and the presentation was later re-filmed, absent an audience; however, the questions presented on July 17th were repeated as part of the re-filming.