Congress Could End USPTO Fund Diversion In Lame-Duck Session

Law360, New York (November 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Congress may consider a bill that would end the diversion of funds from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when the legislature convenes for a post-election "lame-duck" session on November 16, according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Members of Congress could consider the USPTO fee and diversion issue as part of an omnibus appropriations bill, the trade group said.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act of 2004 (H.R. 1561) was passed the House of Representatives on March 3, 2004. Similar legislation...
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