Title: Waste and Mismanagement at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Category: fugitives
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Author U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General
URL http://www.oig.doc.gov/OIGPublications/13-1077.pdf
Date JULY 28, 2014
Abstract US Patent Office’s board of appeals wasted $5 million since 2009 by paying people to do nothing, as the nation’s patent backlog continued rising. Senior management knew of this and allowed it to continue.
Report Number REPORT NUMBER 13-1077