USPTO Gets Earful Over New Patent Fees Under AIA

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 7:07 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should not jack up initial patent application fees under the America Invents Act if it wants to ensure the U.S. remains a major innovator, a trade group told the agency at a hearing Thursday.

A representative for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Ron D. Katznelson, told the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee that the proposed fee changes under the recent patent reform law deviated from Congress’ aim to promote innovation and could act as barriers to new patents....
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