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Accelerate Patent Processing

Goal Leader: Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents

Goal Statement: By September 30, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will reduce patent pendency to less than 15 months for first action pendency and less than 24 months for total pendency from end of fiscal year 2017 results of 16.3 months and 24.2 months, respectively.

Implementation Action Plans will be available with the Q1 FY 2018 performance update.