The US Patent and Trademark Office is going to start charging patent practitioners $118 per year for the privilege of continuing to be registered to practice before the office.
It will be interesting to see how the ranks of registered patent attorneys dwindle as a result. Also, I wonder how many won't receive the notice because of a failure to keep current contact information on file with the PTO.
Thanks to Dennis Crouch and The Invent Blog for this.
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