Faculty Advisor

Pahlavan, Kaveh

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Project Center

Washington, DC


To properly evaluate two pilot programs developed by the USPTO to expedite the patent application examination process, the team obtained feedback from supervisors of the two pilot programs as well as quantitative and qualitative data on timeliness, quality management and office processes involved. These were compared to that of the standard examination process in order to give the USPTO useful feedback on whether or not the pilot programs are ready to be applied on a larger scale.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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