Covid-19 Pandemic’s Impact on the U.S. Patent System
The Covid-19 pandemic has had and continues to have a major impact on people and countries across the globe. The pandemic has not only affected people, it has affected many facets of life including the economy. The United States government has passed two measures in an effort to address the issues Covid has introduced.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided $2.2 trillion in economic stimulus. Both the CARES Act and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have provided relief to stakeholders with regard to patents and applications.