Posts Tagged: pto budget


House Bill Seeks to End Diversion of Fees from the USPTO

The Innovation Protection Act, one of the lesser known patent bills percolating in Congress over the past few years, would provide a source of permanent funding for …
Gene Quinn 4 months ago 1

USPTO budget increases for FY 2016 despite reduced fee estimates

This latest budget increases the amount of money that will be available to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, although the amount specifically appropriated is less …

Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operations

Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY 2014 to receive nearly 600,000 patent applications, which represents an increase of more than 5% as compared to …
Gene Quinn 1 year ago 17

Reflections on 2013 and Some Thoughts on the Year Ahead

2013 turned out to be a very big year for IP, and especially patents, and the year took a course that few would have predicted this time last …
Peter C. Pappas 2 years ago 4

Sequestration Politics Places USPTO Satellite Offices on Hold

With sequestration finally cutting the Republicans don't seem to be in any rush whatsoever, so the Patent Office which really should be exempt is caught in the …
Gene Quinn 2 years ago 0

17 Members of Congress Push to Exclude USPTO from Sequester

On June 24, 2013, 17 Members of Congress wrote a letter to Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), who are respectively the Chairman and the Ranking Member …
Gene Quinn 2 years ago 0

PATENT Jobs Act Seeks to Exempt USPTO from Sequestration

Earlier today Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) introduced the Patents And Trademarks Encourage New Technology (…
Gene Quinn 2 years ago 3

AIPLA Challenges OMB on USPTO Sequestration Funding

Jeffery Lewis, who is the President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), sent a letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, who is the Director of the …
Gene Quinn 2 years ago 5

“Substantial Budgetary Uncertainty” for the USPTO

Late this afternoon Teresa Rea, the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, sent an …
Gene Quinn 2 years ago 8

New Patent Fees: USPTO Exercises Fee Setting Authority

The final rules on patent fees will publish in the Federal Register on Friday, January 18, 2013. Fees are going up for most, but not as much as feared. …
Gene Quinn 3 years ago 5

Call to Action: Super Committee Addressing USPTO Funding

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 …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 12

Super Committee Considering an End to USPTO Fee Diversion

As the Super Committee struggles to find nearly $1.2 trillion in revenue or savings, they should take a serious look at the proposal to give the US Patent …
Bernard J. Cassidy 4 years ago 8