Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement: BIO Comments

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has led the world in providing technical expertise and training to various patent and trademark offices around the world.  However, when the judiciary in the markets of important trading partners fails to grasp patent law or the technology in question, this undermines the USPTO’s investment in increasing the quality of examination around the world.  The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (The Office) can lead the way in intellectual property enforcement by increasing efforts to elevate the expertise of the judiciary that handles patent cases in the markets of important trading partners.