“Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture, (NYSE: ACN), has been awarded a position on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Intelligent Automation and Innovation Support Services (IAISS) blanket purchase agreement (BPA), a multi-award contract vehicle.”
“The five-year BPA is valued at up to $50 million and was released by USPTO’s Chief Information Officer. The scope of the work includes piloting, testing and implementing advanced technologies — such as intelligent automation, artificial intelligence (AI), microservices, machine learning, natural language processing, robotic process automation, and blockchain. The goal of IAISS is to transform business processes and enhance mission delivery. It will set a standard framework for innovation for the USPTO and could serve as a model across the federal government.”
“AFS and Google Cloud started working with the USPTO to help the agency’s more than 9,000 patent examiners rapidly perform more thorough searches by augmenting their on-premise search tools with AI. The new solution — created by merging Google’s machine learning models with Accenture’s design, prototyping and data science capabilities — helps extend examiners’ expertise during the patent search process…” Read the full press release here.
Source: Accenture Federal Services Awarded a Position on USPTO Intelligent Automation Innovation Support Services Contract – June 18, 2020. Accenture Federal Services.