Monday, February 14, 2011

Obama proposes patent fee surcharge for fiscal 2012

from :

The solution will largely come in the form of a fee surcharge, which will give the PTO $2.7 billion in 2012, a 34 percent increase from 2010 levels.

The administration’s Patent Office plan comes as Congress again is attempting to reform the patent system. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved patent-reform legislation this month, while the House is also considering the issue.

And, if fee diversion from the USPTO continues, what difference does this make?


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