Sunday, May 10, 2009

Lemley predicting a return of fee diversion from the USPTO?

Suzanne Kubota of wrote:

While a drop in applications will reduce the workload, Lemley says what little funding that does come into the Office is at risk.

Congress has had a tendency to take away some of that fee revenue and use it towards the general federal revenue and I think that's probably going to be an attractive alternative for Congress because of the substantial budget deficit.

Not surprisingly, this post links to BusinessWeek

which in turn links to peer-to-patent


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