Presidential Innovation Fellowship for USPTO Patent Quality Initiative

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
March 21, 2014

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program invites applications from individuals interested in helping the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) improve patent quality through better prior art identification and evaluation. Fellows will collaborate with innovators in government for 6-13 months. Applications will be accepted through April 7, 2014.

The USPTO also will host a Software Partnership Roundtable on crowdsourcing prior art on April 10, 2014, to receive stakeholder input on ways to leverage techniques and existing initiatives to identify and acquire prior art that is not in the patent publications. The roundtable also will discuss ways to decrease barriers to third-party preissuance submissions.

For more information about the Presidential Innovation Fellowship for the USPTO Patent Quality Initiative, read the USPTO blog post.