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USPTO Revenue Dropping

June 24, 2009

Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office revenue has dropped from $6.9 million a day in January (2009) to just $5.9 million a day last week.  This is a result of the dramatic decrease in patent allowance rates the past three years combined with the poor economy.  The USPTO is seeking to temporarily transfer a portion of the trademark surplus to help out.

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