OIG issues scathing report on USPTO teleworking – Federal Times

OIG issues scathing report on USPTO teleworking – Federal Times


Federal Times

OIG issues scathing report on USPTO teleworking
Federal Times
The OIG conducted two separate analyses of USPTO patent examiners: A nine-month period following the implementation USPTO's February 2015 teleworking policy and 15-month time frame that included windows both before and after the policy.
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OIG issues scathing report on USPTO teleworking – Federal Times

Report: Examiner Billing Fraud at the USPTO – Patently-O

Report: Examiner Billing Fraud at the USPTO – Patently-O


Federal Times

Report: Examiner Billing Fraud at the USPTO
Patently-O
The USPTO paid over $1.4 million in bonuses to these examiners. 226 of those 296 examiners accounted for over 42,000 unsupported hours and also received above-average annual performance ratings. 36 of the same 296 examiners claimed …
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Patent Claim Construction: IPO, EPO and USPTO – Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Patent Claim Construction: IPO, EPO and USPTO – Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Patent Claim Construction: IPO, EPO and USPTO
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)
According to the IPO, there may be more than one independent claim in a single patent document if the claims fall under a single inventive concept. The EPO limits it to one independent claim per category. The USPTO allows up to three independent claims

Patent Claim Construction: IPO, EPO and USPTO – Mondaq News Alerts (registration)