IP: Patent facts and figures for fiscal year 2011

A look at the USPTO’s performance as it prepares to implement the America Invents Act

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently released its Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2011 (FY2011). The report sheds light on the progress of the USPTO in pursuing its goals of examining patent applications in a timely manner, optimizing quality, and preparing for the implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA).

Here are some of the key figures from the report:

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Janelle Waack

Janelle Waack is a partner at Novak Druce + Quigg LLP and focuses on interference matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Board...

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