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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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The hearing focused on the effect the Innovation Act would have on the problem of abusive litigation practices and on the patent system as a whole Three central themes emerged from the hearing there is an urgent need to…

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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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In this installment we learn from Director Kappos that the USPTO budget is not a problem whatsoever While the Office did not achieve a permanent end to fee diversion Congress has appropriated billion for the USPTO for this fiscal…

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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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Dudas started off discussing USPTO funding by explaining that while he was at the agency while he was preparing to testify before Congress at one particular moment he discussed with his senior staff the problem Why can't I just…

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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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The president says that s the fault of recalcitrant Republicans in Congress Republicans in Congress say it s the fault of a president who is hostile to business But the real reason we are not putting people back to…

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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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