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REAUTHORIZATION OF THE PATENT AND
TRADEMARK OFFICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTELLECTUASKADROBERTY

AND JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

MAY 8 AND 9, 1991

Serial No. 53

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

50-921 CC

WASHINGTON : 1992

For sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky

HENRY J. HYDE, Nlinois WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR, MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

Wisconsin PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

BILL MCCOLLUM, Florida DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas

GEORGE W. GEKAS, Pennsylvania BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York

D. FRENCH SLAUGHTER, JR., Virginia EDWARD F. FEIGHAN, Ohio

LAMAR S. SMITH, Texas HOWARD L. BERMAN, California

CRAIG T. JAMES, Florida RICK BOUCHER, Virginia

TOM CAMPBELL, California
HARLEY O. STAGGERS, JR., West Virginia STEVEN SCHIFF, New Mexico
JOHN BRYANT, Texas

JIM RAMSTAD, Minnesota
MEL LEVINE, California
GEORGE E. SANGMEISTER, Minois
CRAIG A. WASHINGTON, Texas
PETER HOAGLAND, Nebraska
MICHAEL J. KOPETSKI, Oregon
JACK REED, Rhode Island

JONATHAN R. YAROWSKY, General Counsel
ROBERT H. BRINK, Deputy General Counsel
ALAN F. COFFEY, JR., Minority Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION

WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey, Chairman JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

Wisconsin CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York

CRAIG T. JAMES, Florida
RICK BOUCHER, Virginia

TOM CAMPBELL, California
MEL LEVINE, California
GEORGE E. SANGMEISTER, Minois

HAYDEN W. GREGORY, Counsel

ELIZABETH FINE, Assistant Counsel
MICHAEL J. REMINGTON, Assistant Counsel

LINDA C. HALL, Editor
VERONICA L. ELIGAN, Staff Assistant
THOMAS E. MOONEY, Minority Counsel
JOSEPH V, WOLFE, Minority Counsel

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WITNESSES

Banner, Donald, president, Intellectual Property Owners, Inc.
Bremer, Howard W., Association of University Technology Managers and

American Council on Education
Love, James P., director, Taxpayer Assets Project, Center for Study of

Responsive Law, Princeton University

Manbeck, Harry F., Jr., Assistant Secretary and Commissioner of Patents

and Trademarks, U.S. Department of Commerce, accompanied by Bradford

R. Huther, Assistant Commissioner for Finance and Planning, and Peggy

Rehder, Deputy Director, Congressional Affairs

Newman, Pauline, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Rabinow, Dr. Jacob, inventor and author of "Inventing for Fun and Profit”

Smegal, Thomas F., Jr., chairman, Section of Patent, Trademark and

Copyright Law, American Bar Association

Wegner, Harold C., professor, George Washington University Law School

Wyden, Hon. Ron, a Representative in Congress from the State of Oregon

LETTERS, STATEMENTS, ETC., SUBMITTED FOR THE HEARINGS

Banner, Donald, president, Intellectual Property Owners, Inc.: Prepared

statement

Bremer, Howard W., Association of University Technology Managers and

American Council on Education: Prepared statement
Love, James P., director, Taxpayer" Assets Project, Center for Study of

Responsive Law, Princeton University: Prepared statement
Manbeck, Harry F., Jr., Assistant Secretary and Commissioner of Patents

and Trademarks, U.S. Department of Commerce: Prepared statement

Newman, Pauline, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit:

Prepared statement

Rabinow, Dr. Jacob, inventor and author of “Inventing for Fun and Profit":

Prepared statement

Smegal, Thomas F., Jr., chairman, Section of Patent, Trademark and

Copyright Law, American Bar Association: Prepared statement

Wegner, Harold C., professor, George Washington University Law School:

Prepared statement

Wyden, Hon. Ron, a Representative in Congress from the State of Oregon:

Prepared statement

APPENDIXES

Appendix 1.-A study conducted by the U.S. General Accounting Office,

Biotechnology: Processing Delays Continue for Growing Backlog of Patent

Applications, September 1990

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