Streamlining the Patent Application Process to Nurture the Innovation of Tomorrow

Author: Brian Cassidy


To clear a path for the innovations that will fuel our nation’s economic recovery, the Biden-Harris Administration should streamline the patent application process by improving the correspondence between patent claims and the specification, supporting search clarity, and ensuring concise specifications. Not only would this reduce the time lost to bureaucratic paperwork, but these efforts would also give innovators a more efficient road to acquire patents. In turn, applicants, examiners, and the public at large would benefit from the new industries and innovations to come.

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About the Author

Brian Cassidy is a patent attorney and engineer. He has worked as an intellectual property legal analyst for Bloomberg Law, a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a transportation engineer at Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. He holds an J.D. from Rutgers Law School and a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.