With Agency Accountability Act Congress moves to divert agency fees, but not Patent Office fees
The United States Patent and Trademark Office would be exempt from turning over its collected fees to the Treasury. The USPTO, however, would be required no later than March 1 of each year to submit to Congress a report that describes any fee, fine, penalty, or proceeds from a settlement collected by the Office for the previous fiscal year. So why is the USPTO specifically excluded from this particular government wide agency fee diversion? That is a very good question.