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Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY to receive nearly patent applications which represents an increase of more than as compared to FY The PTO backlog of unexamined patent applications is less than which…

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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 year At that time the senior team at the PTO was primarily…

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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 cross hairs Although it is easy to point at Congressman Wolf a…

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On June 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 of the Subcommittee on Commerce Justice Science of the House Appropriations Committee…

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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 PATENT Jobs Act to exempt the United States Patent and Trademark Office…

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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 Office of Management and Budget OMB In this letter Lewis speaking on…

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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 e-mail to all those who work for the USPTO The e-mail was…

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The final rules on patent fees will publish in the Federal Register on Friday January Fees are going up for most but not as much as feared It will be more expensive to file a utility patent application except…

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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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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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