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US Patent and Trademark Office Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

02-Dec-2018 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 352
WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. According to the Office, the strategic plan sets out the USPTO’s mission-focused strategic goals: to optimize patent quality and timeliness; to optimize trademark quality and timeliness; and, to provide domestic and global leadership to improve intellectual property policy, enforcement, and protection worldwide.

“We are confident in attaining the goals set out in this plan and look forward to the continued engagement and feedback from our stakeholders and employees,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Andrei Iancu. “Together we celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship—we are very proud of the men and women who stand behind a well-balanced American intellectual property system.”

In conjunction with the development of the strategic plan, the USPTO is committed to making execution of the strategic plan an express responsibility of USPTO executives. This includes monitoring implementation of the plan, as well as keeping employees, stakeholders, and the public informed of progress. The USPTO website and the Data Visualization Center are key components of this communications commitment.

A draft USPTO 2018-2022 Strategic Plan was posted on July 26, 2018, for employee review and feedback followed by a town hall meeting on July 24, 2018. The draft plan was then posted on the USPTO website on Aug. 22, 2018, and comments were solicited from stakeholders, customers, and the general public. Review and comments were also sought from the USPTO’s Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees, in addition to the three union bargaining unit presidents. Also, the proposed strategic plan was shared with the Department of Commerce, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress.
 
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