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United States Patent and Trademark Office: Closing the Gap on Pendency in Class 705 Business Methods

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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.
Case Number: OM-1358
Author: Chao, Raul O.
McCray, Lauran
Type: Technical Note
Length: 26 pages.
Category: Nonprofit Organizations
Operations Analysis
Process Analysis
Quality Management
Industry: Government/Nonprofit
Published: 11/25/08
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