Commerce Under Secretary Kappos to Discuss Proposed New Initiative for Multiple-Track Patent Examination

Press Release

CONTACT: Peter Pappas or Jennifer Rankin Byrne

(571) 272-8400 or;;

Teleconference will be held at 3:30 p.m. ET, on June 3

Washington - Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office David Kappos will discuss a proposed initiative that would allow applicants to choose different patent processing options. This proposed initiative is a continuation of USPTO's efforts to enable applicants to prioritize their applications, and the USPTO's workload, to meet the needs and demands of the marketplace.


Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property David J. Kappos


Media availability to discuss USPTO's proposed new multi-track patent examination initiative.


Thursday, June 3, 2010, 3:30 p.m., ET (call in by 3:25 p.m.)


Reporters must contact Karen Sewell at or 571-272-8400 to get the dial-in number and passcode to access the conference call.