US Patent Office’s System is Embarrassing

Posted In World - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 With 0 Comments

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This is not something what me or you are are saying or commenting on. It is Mr. Barack Obama, president of United States, who recently said:

“Believe it or not, in our patent office — now, this is embarrassing — this is an institution responsible for protecting and promoting innovation — our patent office receives more than 80 percent of patent applications electronically, then manually prints them out, scans them, and enters them into an outdated case management system.”

“This is one of the reasons why the average processing time for a patent is roughly three years.”

What else to be said.