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All Posts by Melissa Wasserman

Improving Patent Quality by Reducing the Patent Office’s Backlog of Applications

Apr 13, 2015 Opinion

Improving the patent system depends on reducing processing snarls.

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Chevron Deference for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Apr 14, 2014 Opinion

Asymmetrical deference to PTO decision-making may promote pro-patent policies.

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Evaluating the PTO’s Proposed Fee Structure

Sep 10, 2012 Opinion

Proposed fee structure remains flawed and may contribute to the perception of a "broken" patent system.