Analysis

Federal Hiring Freeze Could Hurt Patent Quality

By Matthew Bultman (January 24, 2017, 8:43 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign pledge Monday and instituted a hiring freeze in the federal workforce, a move attorneys believe has the potential to hurt the quality of patents and hamper recent efforts by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reduce a patent application backlog....

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