I have an article in the August 2007 issue of IP Law & Business
about politics, displeasure, and the US Patent & Trademark Office. I actually preferred the original first paragraph:
Business people and lawyers complaining about federal agencies? Quick, call the TV cameras—the sun rose today. But noise about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the patent community is escalating lately from complaints to serious criticism and even to allegation.
Ah, well, editing is about change. The topic is interesting, though - and given new continuation rules (which affect the entire patent application process) and proposed changes in patent law, there's a lot that CEOs and CFOs should be considering. This is not just an issue for a company's general counsel.
Labels: continuation, government, patents, politics, PTO, rules, trademark