Jan. 30 is the written comment period deadline for the USPTO’s Federal Register Notice, “Request for Comments on Examination Time Goals.” From the PTO:
The USPTO is conducting a comprehensive study of examination time. The USPTO plans to use the public feedback as an input to help ensure examination time goals accurately reflect the amount of time needed by examiners to conduct quality examination in a manner that responds to stakeholders’ interests.
- Request for Comments on Examination Time Goals
- Examination Time Analysis website
- Background and roundtable presentation material