Hanlan, James P.
McCauley, Stephen M.
WASH / Washington, DC, Project Center
United States Patent and Trademark Office
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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