Patent Office Employees Found To Have Wasted Their Time, Taxpayer Money

by David Swetnam Burland
According to a report issued today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Commerce, hundreds of thousands of the claimed work hours of patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cannot be reasonably accounted for. After a minute–by–minute review of data for 94% of all patent examiners’ claimed work over two overlapping periods—February ...Read the full article