Patent Examination Time Goals: Roundtable 1

Public Event

November 14, 2016



Roundtable 1 is to collect public input to help ensure the Office’s examination time goals accurately reflect the amount of time needed by examiners to conduct quality examination in a manner that responds to stakeholders’ interests.

The event will include a:

  • Panel presentation on the use of examination time goals in the context of individual examiner evaluation and as an input into the model used to forecast pendency and hiring needs.
  • Forum for informal and interactive discussion on the insights and interests of attendees with respect to examination time goals and quality, pendency, cost for services, and/or other topics related to the Request for Comments that may be informative.

Registration for this event is closed.

To find out more information on the Roundtable and Request for Comments on Examination Time Analysis – please view the ETA External Outreach page: