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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2007
Management's Discussion and Analysis

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Performance Goal 3: Improve Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Domestically and Abroad

The following measures demonstrate progress in protecting and enforcing IP. They focus on FTA negotiations and implementation, WTO accessions, 301 reviews, trade policy reviews, technical assistance, expansion of foreign postings, work details of USPTO employees to other U.S. Government agencies, as well as development of specific plans for strategic cooperation; for example, the work plans with China, Egypt, India, Brazil, and ASEAN.

Measure: Number of Instances in which
USPTO Experts Review IP Policies/Standards
FISCAL YEAR TARGET ACTUAL
2004 N/A 55
2005 N/A 61
2006 N/A 77
2007 80 461

Target Met.


Measure: Improving Worldwide IP Expertise
for U. S. Government Interests
FISCAL YEAR TARGET ACTUAL
2004 N/A 4
2005 N/A 4
2006 N/A 8
2007 10 17

Target Met.


Measure: Plans of Action, Mechanisms,
and Support Programs Initiated or Implemented
in Developing Countries
FISCAL YEAR TARGET ACTUAL
2004 N/A 1
2005 N/A 2
2006 N/A 6
2007 8 15

Target Met.

The significant variance in actual numbers of instances in which USPTO experts reviewed IP policies/standards compared to the target was due to the exceptionally large number of requests from the USTR to assist with trade policy reviews, activities associated with FTAs, and requests for technical assistance stemming from the successful GIPA program and an increased focus on China.

Data Verification and Validation for Number of instances in which USPTO experts review IP policies/standards; Improving worldwide IP expertise for U. S. Government interest; and plans of action, mechanisms, and support programs initiated or implemented in developing countries.

Data Verification and Validation for Number of instances in which USPTO experts review IP policies/standards; Improving worldwide IP expertise for U. S. Government interest; and plans of action, mechanisms, and support programs initiated or implemented in developing countries
Data source: External Affairs’ reports and databases
Frequency: Monthly input and reporting
Data storage: Reports
Verification: Manual reports and analysis
Data Limitations: None
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