AIPLA, IPO Urge Legislators To Reject USPTO Funding Proposal

Law360, New York (September 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two groups representing intellectual property attorneys and patent holders are urging U.S. Senators to oppose a proposal to increase fees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office without barring the long-term diversion of funds to other federal programs.

American Intellectual Property Association President Rick D. Nydegger and Intellectual Property Owners Association President J. Jeffrey Hawley sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urging them to reject a one-year fee increase “without legislation to ensure that all user fees will either be available to...
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