In 1965, President Johnson established a Commission on the Patent System, which examined the patent system in light of six objectives: raising the quality and reliability of U.S. patents; shortening the period of patent pendency; accelerating the public disclosure of technological advances; reducing the expense of obtaining and litigating a patent; harmonizing the U.S. patent system with that of other major countries; and preparing the patent system to cope with future technological developments.
In 1966, the Commission issued its Report of the President's Commission on the Patent System (1966).
- ↑ The report was reprinted in "To Promote the Progress of . . . Useful Arts" In the Age of Exploding Technology, at 26, 39 (1967).