Office of Patent Quality Assurance

The Office of Patent Quality Assurance (OPQA) is committed to the continuous improvement of patent quality by delivering meaningful and accurate assessments of quality for the benefit of both internal and external stakeholders. OPQA performs regular review of USPTO work products for compliance with quality standards and use of best practices throughout the year; our findings are published as patent quality metrics. OPQA also undertakes focused studies aimed at investigating a specific quality issue, topic, or process as well as providing recommendations based on findings. In addition to the data and analysis provided from these assessments, OPQA supports the Technology Centers and other areas of the USPTO with quality improvement plans, training needs, and assessment of work in other areas.  

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