Wednesday, February 22, 2006

USPTO Can't Hire Its Way Out

In case you've been following our objections to Patent Office funding coming solely from patent holders (also covered at TechDirt and Just-N-Examiner), Peter Zura's report from a USPTO Town Hall meeting might be interesting. One of the slides from PTO said, "Production -- We Cannot Hire Our Way Out!!!"

Precisely. Allocating more money to expand the number of people working within a broken process does not fix the brokeness. And when the source of that extra money is patent stakeholders... well, would it be any surprise if those stakes end up getting driven further and further into the ground? If you'd like to voice your own views on this topic, Promote The Progress is encouraging you to write your Representative.


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