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Archived updates for Monday, September 17, 2007

USPTO Tries PCT Chapter 1 Outsourcing to Sweden

The United States and Swedish Patent Offices will cooperate on International Search and Examination services in a trial project where the PRV will process 50 PCT Chapter I applications covering a range of technologies. The USPTO will review the PRV’s work to ensure that it meets USPTO standards for quality and accuracy.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In view of the pending large increase in the USPTO fee for conducting an international search, perhaps use of a cheaper alternative such as the Korean Intellectual Property Office would be cost effective. I wonder if anyone is using this option, and what the quality might be.

Back in the days before EPO was available to US applicants, I prosecuted national patent applications in Sweden and thought that the examiners did a good job of searching and examination. They might still be a better choice than USPTO for an international search.

September 21, 2007 9:23 AM  
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