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Further details of USPTO’s SAWS programme revealed

Michael Loney, New York

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has received more information about the USPTO’s Sensitive Application Warning System - or SAWS - giving details of how many applications end up in the opaque programme

The USPTO says the SAWS programme brings “an additional quality assurance check to a very small number of pending patent applications”. Kilpatrick Townsend drew attention to the secretive programme in December, when it criticised the lack of transparency about the...

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