Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Center

WASH / Washington, DC, Project Center

Abstract

Our team worked with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to improve the quality of patent examinations. We analyzed Master Review Form (MRF) responses to identify potential quality issues in order to recommend areas for further analysis. Based on interviews with managers regarding internal reporting, we also created a decision matrix to assist the Office of Patent Quality Assurance to implement an Ad Hoc analysis tool. Our recommendations will allow USPTO employees to utilize MRF data more effectively.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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