House Dems Oppose Patent Reform Bill

Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 01:05 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Integral House Democrats are opposing a patent reform bill that has been introduced in the House, reports The Hill.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said on the House floor that she is turned off by the fact that the bill doesn’t guarantee that patent fees collected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office won’t be diverted to other agencies.

This constitutes a major issue, as many congressmen view those fees as a way to expand USPTO's ability to look through patents faster and shorten approval times. "So that is a major reason why the bill is defective," she said.

To be sure, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., repeatedly stressed that the bill would require USPTO fees to stay within the office.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Fla. Lawmaker Wants D'Souza's 'America' Shown in Schools

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 22:51 PM

A Florida state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill making conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's new movie, "America,"  . . .

PETA Paying Overdue Detroit Water Bills for People Who Go Vegan

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 21:37 PM

Amid angry protests over Detroit's effort to shut off delinquent water customers, People for the Ethical Treatment of An . . .

Wiki Blocks House Staffers After 'Disruptive' Edits

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 21:33 PM

The user-generated Web encyclopedia Wikipedia has blocked anonymous edits from some House staffers and lawmakers for 10  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved