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USPTO budget cuts frustrate lawyers

Karen Bolipata, New York


Following the USPTO’s announcement that it will sharply cut its budget, lawyers reiterated the need to stop diverting user fees to other government programmes

“In the long run, it’s a very real issue that impacts job creation and the ability of companies to track investments,” said Stephen Maebius of Foley & Lardner.

The Office announced last week that it would be unable to spend...


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