Examiners' union criticises Lemley study
A study claiming that USPTO examiners ignore prior art submitted by applicants has earned the wrath of the head of the patent examiners' union
Robert Budens, president of the Patent Office Professional Association (POPA), dubbed the study's authors - professors Mark Lemley, Chris Cotropia and Bhaven Sampat - "biased" and said that their paper asks the wrong fundamental question.
"What they should be asking is whether...
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