IDS

Speeding Up Issuance of Patents at the USPTO

August 28, 2013

The presentation below discusses techniques for speeding up the issuance of patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The presentation mainly focuses on the newly implemented Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) Program which allows applicants to submit Information Disclosure Statements (IDSs) without the expense and delay of submitting a Request for Continued Examination (RCE). The presentation discusses requirements of the program as well as illustrates possible outcomes using the QPIDS.
You can download the presentation here.