USPTO Panel To Look At Ways To Improve Electronic Filings

Law360, New York (September 2, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has formed a panel to look into ways of revamping its much-maligned e-filing system.

Rick D. Nydegger, Chairman of the USPTO’s Public Patent Advisory Committee, said the agency would establish a new E-Filing and E-Government Subcommittee to “help advance the technology and process automation.”

Andy Gibbs, chief executive of PatentCafe.com was appointed as Chairman of the new Subcommittee. Steve Fox, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Intellectual Property for Hewlett Packard, and Albert Jacobs, Jr., Shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP,...
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