Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on June 14th, 2002, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

The Smother of Invention. Another clever headline pun for Forbes magazine but an excellent article nonetheless about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The point this article makes is that the four key strengths of the USPTO – efficiency, pendency (speed), quality (of review) and protection – are now proving to be outdated and ineffective by (among other things) overwhelming volume, international scope, patent law, technology turnaround time and bureaucratic resource allocation.

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