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November 18, 2008



The USPTO has now gone far beyond Bill O"Relly's "No Spin Zone". I guess there are "lies, damn lies, and then there are USPTO statistics." I know that when I provided input on the USPTO's performance, it wasn't very complementary (no better than a "poor" rating).

I guess I should be happy then that one of my patents, 7445118, which was allowed in September 2007, was finally issued on Election Day 2008...over one year after the USPTO lost my issue fee check and an examiner's amendment after allowance was lost by the printer's office. "High performance in quality" indeed.

The (mis)managers at the PTO are experts in Orwellian newspeak.

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