Mar 13 2008
Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 70) condemns the unwise practice of diversion of funds from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). By stopping the short-sighted practice of fee-diversion, Congress would ensure that all funds collected are available to modernize the USPTO and increase the number of examiners so that U.S. entrepreneurs receive swift, precise decisions to secure their intellectual property.