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The President's Commission on the Patent System was established by Executive Order 11215 on April 8, 1965, to address a range of patent issues. This Commission extensively studied the U.S. patent system and made a series of recommendations for significant changes.

In its Report, the Commission emphasized that it was not presenting a "catalogue of discrete remedies," but instead was offering a comprehensive and coordinated series of suggestions.[1]


  1. Report of the President's Commission on the Patent System, "'To Promote the Progress of . . . Useful Arts' In the Age of Exploding Technology" (Nov, 17, 1966).