New Budget Would Let PTO Keep Fees

Law360 (February 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- President George W. Bush recommended in Monday’s budget proposal that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office get full access to its fee collections for the fourth straight year.

If approved by Congress, the budget would therefore give the USPTO about $1.9 billion, an increase of roughly 8% from what it’s expected to get in 2007.

“It’s permitted the PTO to hire more patent examiners than ever, provide them with better training, conduct more examinations…and we’re increasing our efforts to thwart counterfeiting and piracy around the globe,”...
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