Patents: Information about the Publication Provisions of the American Inventors Protection Act Page: 3 of 22
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Results in Brief 4
USPTO's Database Does Not Include Information on the Status of
Many Applications 8
Some Differences Exist between Published and Unpublished
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation 13
Appendix I: Scope and Methodology 14
Appendix II: GAO Contacts and Staff Acknowledgments 16
GAO Contacts 16
Staff Acknowledgments 16
Table Table 1: Comparison of Published and Unpublished Applications,
November 29, 2000, through November 28, 2003 12
Figure 1: USPTO's Patent Application Examination and
Figure 2: Domestic and Foreign Applications Filed with USPTO,
November 29, 2000, through November 28, 2003
Figure 3: Status of Applications Filed by Inventors Qualifying as
Large Entities, November 29, 2000, through November 28,
Figure 4: Status of Applications Filed by Inventors Qualifying as
Small Entities, November 29, 2000, through November 28,
Here’s what’s next.
This report can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Report.
United States. General Accounting Office. Patents: Information about the Publication Provisions of the American Inventors Protection Act, report, May 20, 2004; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc298167/m1/3/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.