ERIC Number: ED022506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Report of the AD HOC Committee on Patent Documentation.
Urbach, Peter; And Others
The Committee was established in September 1967 to study and make recommendations on Recommendation XXIX and XXX of the Report of the President's Commission on the Patent System. Based on interviews with Patent Office officials, patent examiners and classifiers and a review of Patent Office studies and documents, the Committee concluded that the present Patent Office management is developing an efficient operation in spite of inadequate funding and other long-standing difficulties. Recommendations for the Patent Office involve: long-range planning to provide guidelines for Patent Office management; continuity in management and staff; additional funding; development of sophisticated management tools; a broad review of the form, content and effectiveness of the patent document; greater clarity in the patent application; extending the quality control program; development of a reclassification priority model; development of a research plan by the Research and Development Group; systems studies of the entire patent examining process; cooperative programs with outside workers in the field; development of plans for using patents in machine readable form; examination of all Department of Commerce technical information dissemination programs; and continuation of U. S. participation in international patent cooperation efforts. (JB)
Descriptors: Administration, Classification, Cooperative Programs, Documentation, Indexing, Information Systems, Operations Research, Patents, Program Development, Search Strategies, Systems Analysis
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-178-691 MF $.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Ad Hoc Committee on Patent Documentation, Washington, DC.