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Improving IT, Protecting IP Abroad, Priorities in PTO 2022 Plan

Nov. 30, 2018, 8:22 PM

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wants to modernize its information technology and better protect U.S. intellectual property rights overseas, according to a new strategic plan.

The plan, released Nov. 29, is a road map that offers a glimpse of efforts the agency will undertake in the next four years. It comes amid the Trump administration’s allegations that China is stealing American intellectual property and follows a computer glitch that took down the agency’s electronic filing system for 10 days.

“Establishing a mission-oriented culture built on quality customer experiences, sound resource management, reliable workforce planning, and modernized IT systems and ...