Patent Quality Chat - Webinar

Topic: Examination Time Analysis

The USPTO’s Patent Quality Chat webinar series continues in April we discuss "Examination Time Analysis,” the USPTO’s initiative to conduct a comprehensive study of examination time. Examination time goals vary by technology and represent the average amount of time that a patent examiner is expected to spend examining an application.  In this webinar, our speakers will be presenting the use of examination time goals in the production system, answering your questions, and collecting your feedback (via on how these goals can reflect stakeholders’ interests regarding quality, pendency, and cost for services.

You are encouraged to join the chat to hear about patent examination time goals and to share your interests and priorities with respect to examination time goals and quality, pendency, and cost for services. As a part of USPTO’s continuous quality improvement efforts, we plan to use the feedback to help ensure examination time goals accurately reflect the amount of time needed by examiners to conduct quality examination in a manner that responds to stakeholders’ interests.