Monday, April 14, 2008

Editorial against the patent reform of S.1145

Note an editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel titled >Protect innovation: Legislation being debated by the Senate would weaken the value of patents, which could be harmful to Wisconsin's... which includes the text about S.1145:

But the bill does not address the problem of resources for the patent office. Congress has diverted millions of dollars in patent and trademark application fees from the office in recent years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who has condemned the diversions, estimates that $750 million was diverted from the office between 1992 and 2004. The first and best thing Congress could do is demand that the cash-starved patent office keep its application fees.

[LBE did submit a "letter to the editor" on April 14]


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