Speeding Up Patent Searching at the USPTO

In order to speed up searching, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a number of new programs that not only help searchers speed up the patent searching process but also have an impact on examination. The presentation discusses the new Global Patent Search Network (GPSN) in which Chinese patent applications in English are available at the USPTO website. In addition, the presentation describes the new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system which has been implemented at the USPTO and will be the sole patent classification system effective January 1, 2015. To view the presentation, visit: Patent Searching from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP