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USPTO Funds Eroded in FY 2004 Budget

Law360 (December 15, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- Industry groups fighting for more funds for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are quietly conceding defeat for the coming fiscal year. Instead, they have already started focusing on the next federal budget with the hopes of permanently halting the diversion of funds from the USPTO.

The 2004 omnibus appropriations bill that the House of Representatives passed earlier this month would allocate $1.22 billion to the agency, compared with $1.17 last year. The budget actually represents a decline in funding for the USPTO when inflation is...
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