TITLE

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Performance Management Processes

AUTHOR(S)
Rusco, Frank
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;9/24/2010, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the conflicting similarities of the performance management processes of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the supervisory patent examiners (SPE). It mentions that the patent examiners' primary responsibility which is to review applications to determine if a patent is warranted. It also notes the performance appraisal processes of the SPEs which include performance planning, progress review and recognition.
ACCESSION #
54848321

 

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