Melissa Wasserman

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

Improving the patent system depends on reducing processing snarls.

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

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

Evaluating the PTO’s Proposed Fee Structure

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