Monday, 15 March 2021 16:11

USPTO Adopts Full-Time Telework for Virtually All Employees

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According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s 2019-2020 Telework Annual Report, “[i]n 2019, more than 11,000 employees agency-wide are teleworking between one and five days per week. Of these, more than 7,000 employees work from home four to five days per week and have completely relinquished an assigned workspace at the USPTO facility.”[1] Now, in 2021, the USPTO operates with nearly all of its employees teleworking. “Today, in response to the pandemic, virtually all of our employees telework full time, and USPTO operations have been able to continue without interruption.”[2]

In light of the new telework regime, the USPTO is considering reducing the amount of its available office space.[3]


 

 

 

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Jared Doster

Mr. Doster is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School where he was a Robert L. Sullivan Intellectual Property Law Scholar.  With degrees in Physics from Florida State University and Michigan State University, he is also a Registered Patent Attorney.  Mr. Doster is admitted to practice in Florida and Texas, and concentrates in Intellectual Property Litigation.  Before practicing law, he worked as an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Gulf Coast State College and as a research assistant in Nuclear Physics at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) in East Lansing, Michigan.