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Open Access The Pillars of Patent Quality

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The Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative at the USPTO is an ongoing, comprehensive initiative to strengthen the quality of patents issued by the USPTO. Programs in the initiative focus the agency's efforts on improving work products, measuring patent quality, and increasing customer service. In addition to the initiative, the USPTO is also working toward incorporating artificial intelligence and big data in its efforts to improve the quality of patent examination.
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Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: May 1, 2016

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  • Technology and Innovation, edited and published by the National Academy of Inventors, is a forum for presenting information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences, with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation. Regular features of T&I include commentaries contributed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in-depth profiles of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors in every issue.

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