Patent Examiners Will Get a Head Start with Automated Prior Art Searches

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Commissioner for Patents, Andrew Hirshfeld, announced that the USPTO is making progress on its “Access to Prior Art Project,” which will serve as an automated tool to identify relevant prior art early in the review process.[1] The goal of the project is to increase patent examination quality and efficiency by … Continue reading Patent Examiners Will Get a Head Start with Automated Prior Art Searches