United State Patent And Trademark Office Faces Litigation Under The American Inventors Protection Act

The United States Patent Office is facing litigation regarding its proposal to eliminate certain paper record searches. The National Intellectual Property Researchers Association (NIPRA) has filed suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeking to bring the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) into compliance with section 4804(d)(2) of the American Inventors Protection Act.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What did NIPRA’s survey results determine?
What recommendations did NIPRA make to improve USPTO’s system?


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