The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) appreciates the opportunity to respond to the request for comments on USPTO Initiatives to Ensure the Robustness and Reliability of Patent Rights published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO” or “Office”) in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

    • We agree that robustness will improve by providing patent examiners more resources.
    • We agree that increased cooperation between examiners and applicants will improve patent robustness.
    • We support any movement toward bringing about some finality to the prosecution process.
    • Read the full statement here.

SIIA applauds the PTO’s focus on improving patent robustness and urges it to continue with these improvements. Thank you for considering our views.