Faculty Advisor

Biederman, Ronald R.

Faculty Advisor

Weaver, Elise A.


The goal of this project was to improve technical training within TC2100 of the USPTO. This goal was achieved by creating curriculums for three key fields. Each curriculum is presented as a flowchart with subject areas linked by prerequisites. Topics are listed with links to automated, on-demand, and inexpensive references and tutorials for each subject area. In doing this, a method and system was developed to organize training materials in an intuitive manner. Improved training should lead to a reduction in the patent backlog, an improved patent examination process, and reduced on the patent examiners.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies