The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has attempted to cover-up the function and true purpose of its Sensitive Applications Warning System (“SAWS”), a "deep state" program that has attracted substantial interest since it came to light in late 2014.
The USPTO’s Sensitive Applications Warning System (“SAWS”) described in a companion post operated secretly for decades. Information obtained from the USPTO under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) reveals that applications of individual and small entity inventors were disproportionately affected … Read the rest
You may recall our prior post on the OMB’s obscure exemption of a $3 billion per year “bootleg” Information Collection. Now, the American Association for Equitable Treatment and inventor Gilbert Hyatt filed a complaint against OMB for its denial of … Read the rest
Enacted in 1980 and amended in 1995, the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA, 44 U.S.C. § 3501 et seq.) is a less-known but an important law to rein-in federal agency regulatory burdens on the American public. The PRA provides a
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does not now have, and apparently has never had, a valid OMB control number for Information Collection (IC) contained in its rules for Amendments and Responses under 37 C.F.R. §§ 1.111, 1.115, or … Read the rest
USPTO issues a 60-day notice for ICR on Patent Processing (Updating), OMB Control No. 0651-0031. Public comments are due on or before July 22, 2016.… Read the rest