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Lee defends USPTO against accusations of examiners billing unworked hours

Natalie Rahhal, New York

Michelle Lee has testified before a House of Representatives committee amid accusations of USPTO examiners claiming unsupported hours. Managing IP spoke to POPA and patent practitioners to put the problem into perspective

USPTO Director Michelle Lee defended her agency’s performance in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on September 13.

Lee stressed that the USPTO takes its employees' time and attendance very seriously, and repeatedly called any false claims of hours...

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