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USPTO Announces Severe Measures Due to Diversion of Funds.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on April 22, 2011

Absolutely disgusting that so many promising initiatives at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are in jeopardy, especially at a time in our history where promoting innovation, protecting inventors’ rights, and encouraging the related economic development is so critical.

We don’t think we could have written a better post on this important topic, so please see Gene Quinn’s post at IP Watchdog for more information.

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  1. Jake Ward said, on April 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

    A post on the cutbacks at the USPTO can also be found at the Director’s Forum blog here: http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/entry/an_update_on_the_uspto

  2. patent litigation said, on April 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Unfortunately, due to budgetary pressures, it looks like the rumored Silicon Valley patent office (along with its imminent Detroit counterpart) will be delayed, along with other initiatives. What a shame.


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