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There has to be some patent attorneys living in the portions of Montgomery and Prince George Counties represented by Congressman Van Hollen There has to be some patent law firms in Dallas with ties to Congressman Hensarling and or…

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As the Super Committee struggles to find nearly trillion in revenue or savings they should take a serious look at the proposal to give the US Patent and Trademark Office greater control over its budget and fees by creating…

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It isn't exactly a newflash to announce that Washington D C is dsyfunctional anyone paying attention over the past few years has long since come to that conclusion Thus it is hardly breaking news to report that Congress is…

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On Friday September President Obama signed into law The America Invents Act AIA which passed the Senate on September by a vote of - The AIA passed the House of Representatives on June rd by a vote of -…

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Those rushing to pay fees before September will save but the Patent Office will not have access to that money The budgetary calendar resets on October which marks the start of Fiscal Year While the America Invents Act does…

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It looks like my prediction on Tuesday that the Senate would pass H R the America Invents Act prior to President Obama's much anticipated jobs and economy speech that begins at pm ET today Thursday September The Senate voted…

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Cloture is the only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter and thereby overcome a filibuster Under the cloture rule Rule XXII the Senate may limit…

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United States House of Representatives passed H R which is known as the America Invents Act by a vote of - This bill differs from the Senate version of patent reform S so there will be no bill going…

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Obviously Congressman Rogers is not being completely straight forward The funds that exceed the appropriation to the USPTO would be available for use by the USPTO if and only if that is consistent with grants by appropriators That is…

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General Electric was not the only large U S corporation not to pay taxes According to Citizens for Tax Justice General Electric had some company In fact American Electric Power Dupont Verizon Boeing Wells Fargo FedEx and Honeywell all…

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H R the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act is the legislation reflecting the compromise on the Continuing Resolution to fund the government for fiscal The letters point out that the provisions of the bill related to the USPTO appropriate million…

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The Innovation Alliance is disappointed that the America Invents Act as introduced today in the House of Representatives does not include some important safeguards against the potential for abuse of the post-grant review procedures at the U S Patent…

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