Issue 40 | November 22, 2002
APLF Signs Qualified Letter of
Support for Patent Fee Increases
 The Association of Patent Law Firms yesterday joined 78 companies and 20 associations in signing a letter to the director of the federal Office of Management and Budget supporting a reasonable increase in patent and trademark fees.

"The support was conditional on the fact that there is a complete plan laid out for improving the USPTO and a solution to the problem of fee diversion," says Jill Browning, a board member for APLF who worked with the 21st Century Intellectual Property Coalition with respect to the letter. "Also, we have stipulated that all increased revenues incurred through raising fees must go to the USPTO."

Jill Browning is a Board Member of the Association of Patent Law Firms and can be reached at jbrowning@gbpatent.com. The information contained in this email is provided for informational purposes only and does not represent legal advice. Neither the APLF nor the author intends to create an attorney client relationship by providing this information to you through this message.