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The 21st Century USPTO: Using Electronic Resources to Increase Examination Quality and Reduce Time From Allowance to Issuance

USA - August 29 2016 In its August 29th Federal Register Notice, the USPTO announced that it will be hosting a roundtable event on September 28, 2016 at its headquarters…

Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3): The New Kid On The After Final Initiative Block

USA - July 11 2016 On July 11, 2016, the USPTO announced the Post-Prosecution Pilot Program, or P3, which is intended to offer applicants another avenue for requesting…

USPTO Linking Post Grant Proceedings to Related, Pending Applications

USA - April 29 2016 As part of its Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI), the USPTO is implementing a new program that will identify pending applications that are…

How does the USPTO handle concurrent post-issuance proceedings on the same patent?

USA - April 12 2016 During the PTAB Boardside Chat on April 5th, 2016, Judges Medley and Chang discussed the relationship between AIA post-grant proceedings, ex parte…

PTAB releases stats on pilot programs aimed at limiting appeal inventory

USA - February 2 2016 During its PTAB Boardside Chat on February 2, 2016, Lead Judge Jeffrey Robertson provided statistics on the two pilot programs intended to reduce the…