USPTO Works Record Number Of Patent Apps In FY08

Law360, New York (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examined the highest number of applications in history in fiscal year 2008, increasing production of patents by an additional 14 percent from the year before, the agency said in its annual review.

In the USPTO's 2008 Performance and Accountability Report, released this week, the agency said it examined 448,003 applications in fiscal year 2008, the largest number ever.

Patent production also has increased by 38.6 percent in the past four years, compared with a 21.3 percent increase in application filings...
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