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8/11/2010 04:55 PM EDT
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Gena777
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Gena777   8/24/2010 10:15:19 PM
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It's unfortunate (though not unexpected) that Congress has once again failed to pass much-needed patent reform. To me, the Conyers bill's provision that would have prohibited fee diversion seemed like a no-brainer. Looks like that extra $129 million recently returned to the USPTO (via legislation signed into law by President Obama) will be needed more than ever. http://www.aminn.org/webcast-aipr-patent-reform-presentation-us-patent-and-trademark-office

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pgruhn   8/26/2010 1:50:15 PM
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Yes, I would strongly support spending 1 Billion dollars on helping the US Patent office. I have already emailed, the President, my Senators, and Congressman, as well has had face-to-face with my local State Senator. We can spend BILLIONS on war, I vote 1 BILLION dollars (or more if needed) to invention & creativity, which will led to jobs and economic growth. I think patent requests should be turned around in LESS THAN 1 year. And if this goes through the Patent Office wants to Hire 1,200 people TODAY to review patents. It's a no brainer!

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Brad F   12/10/2012 8:10:56 PM
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The rising costs of patents (including USPTO fees) has become a barrier to small companies and technology inovators. The average costs for USPTO fees alone is close to $1,500 (see chart here: http://patentfile.org/howmuchdoesitcosttopatentanidea/) Thankfully, with the passage of the America Invents Act, there will be a new "micro entity" status that will give a 75% break to individuals and university inventors.

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