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United States Patent and Trademark Office: Closing the Gap on Pendency in Class 705 Business Methods
Chao, Raul O.; McCray, Lauran Technical Note OM-1358 / Published November 25, 2008 / 26 pages.
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Product Overview

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experiences overwhelming demand for patents in Class 705: Business Methods. The current resources and process design are not sufficient to handle the incoming patents, and the result is extremely long wait times for patents to be granted. This technical note describes the history of the USPTO, the Business Methods Class, and the process for granting patents.

  • Overview

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experiences overwhelming demand for patents in Class 705: Business Methods. The current resources and process design are not sufficient to handle the incoming patents, and the result is extremely long wait times for patents to be granted. This technical note describes the history of the USPTO, the Business Methods Class, and the process for granting patents.

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