For Immediate Release: October 17, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that it has successfully met its goal of reducing patent pendency times to under 24 months total, on average. This is a milestone marking the lowest pendency since January 2002.
“USPTO Director Andrei Iancu is doing great work in the Trump administration working to revitalize a most important element of America,” said Ed Martin, President of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Intellectual property rights are fundamental to free enterprise and a core principle of the United States of America. Phyllis Schlafly knew well the importance of the freedom to invent and keep the fruits of your invention. We continue her legacy today in fighting for the rights of intellectual property holders, and we are thrilled with the work that USPTO Director Iancu is doing alongside Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld. They are streamlining the process that keeps our nation the economic and entrepreneurial marvel of the world.”