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« Biotech/Pharma Docket | Main | Patent Office Extends Comment Period Regarding Deferred Examination »

June 18, 2009


based on his testimony to congress he back sthe patent reform bill which has nothing to do with reform. the question is will he be his own man and strive to actually fix the patent office or will he use this as an opportunity to advance the agenda of large corporations like IBM in making patents the sport of kings, stifling innovation and plunging the country deeper into debt and depression? we will see.

Certainly there is a concern that Kappos will bring the big company agenda to the patent reform movement. However, being charged with the significant responsibility of running the USPTO can impose the underlying mission of the patent system which is to promote and foster innovation.

For more on this topic, see http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2009/06/patent-office-eliminates-overtime.html

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