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Reinventing The Patent Office


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REINVENTING THE PATENT OFFICE

The Administration will soon unveil a plan to turn the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office into a government corporation similar to the Postal Service. Clintonites say the proposal, which requires congressional approval, would cut 5,000 federal jobs, save millions of dollars, and streamline patent operations.EDITED BY OWEN ULLMANN


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