United States Patent Offices Decides To Go Paperless

The United States Patent Office is proposing to eliminate certain paper record searches. Due to the increasing need for storage for these documents, the Patent Office is proposing changes to their records retention policy.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Who is the USPTO’s proposal?
When will the USPTO be holding their public hearing on this proposal?
What are these electronic collections and why is the USPTO required to keep them?
How will the USPTO dispose of these documents?
What has the response been to this proposal?

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