Type
Report

Author
U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General

URL
http://ift.tt/Xp2Sti

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

January 02, 2015 at 06:10PM