10 April 2017
Virginia
Reporter: Barney Dixon
CPA Global wins USPTO contract
Intellectual property management and technology company CPA Global has been mandated to provide full classification services to support the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The new classification services will provide suitably routed patent applications within the examination corps at the USPTO, which receives and processes thousands every year, sorting them into roughly 145,000 US patent and 260,000 cooperative patent classification categories.

Simon Webster, CEO of CPA Global, said: “Innovation is at the heartbeat of the global economy, and protecting new ideas is essential to development in an increasingly competitive market.”

“The USPTO continues to lead the world in IP and innovation, and we look forward to a valued partnership that will empower a global IP community and realise the potential of ideas.”

CPA Global has been conducting Patent Cooperation Treaty search and preliminary examination contract work for the USPTO since 2005.

It is reportedly the subject of a $2 billion takeover bid. Its current owner paid almost $1 billion for the company in 2012.

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