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The Modern Patent Office


The Modern Patent Office

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This is part five of our series on the history of the USPTO. Follow the links after the post to read the other parts of our series. Over the most recent few decades, the USPTO has continued to grow and evolve in process, people and technology.  During the period between FY 2005 and FY 2011, […]

The Rise of the Patent Troll

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This is part four of our series on the history of the USPTO. Follow the links after the post to read the other parts of our series. “Patent troll” has come to be known as a term for the purchaser of a patent (often from a bankrupt firm), who sues another company claiming that one of […]

Key Events in Patent History

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This is part three of our series on the history of the USPTO. Follow the links after the post to read the other parts of our series. To date, the U.S. patent program has generated over 9 million patents. It’s actually quite interesting to study the progression of patent volumes between 1790 and today. What […]

“Controversial” Patents in PTO History

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This is part two of our series on the history of the USPTO. Follow the links after the post to read the other parts of our series. What fun is it to write about the history of patents without calling attention to some of the more “eccentric” examples of patents granted over time, often those […]

The Early History of the U.S. Patent Office

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Simply described, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification. The USPTO’s budget is rather uncommon among federal agencies because it operates solely on fees collected by […]