Updating the U.S. Patent Office

Updating the U.S. Patent Office

The U.S. Patent Office has a backlog of more than 1.25 million applications. By some estimates, simply clearing those requests could create more than two million American jobs.

The U.S. Patent Office has a backlog of more than 1.25 million applications. By some estimates, simply clearing those requests could create more than two million American jobs. We talk with USPTO Director David Kappos about the challenges facing his agency and the future of innovation and patents.

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David Kappos

Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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