USPTO Announces Glossary Pilot Program to Expedite Software Patent Applications 03/28/2014Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Computer Software & Hardware, Intellectual Property.
Tags: glossary pilot program, patent applications, software, USPTO
By: Sean Detweiler
The USPTO recently announced the launch of a new pilot program called the Glossary Pilot Program, to run from June 2nd until December 31st. The program is for software patent applications and requires an applicant to include a glossary section in the patent application specification to define terms used in the patent claims. Applications accepted into this pilot program will receive expedited processing and be placed on an examiner’s special docket prior to the first office action, and will have special status up to issuance of a first office action. More information on the program can be found at USPTO.
If you wish to participate in this program, please contact Sean D. Detweiler.