USPTO Refuses To Respond To Senators' Questions On Legality Of ACTA

from the trust-us... dept

The effort the administration is going through to avoid discussing ACTA is really quite stunning. Two US Senators, Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown, asked USPTO Director David Kappos to respond to specific questions about the legality of certain issues in ACTA. Kappos has now "responded" by not actually responding. He sent a letter back that did not actually address any of the issues raised, but merely said "our USPTO issue experts will continue to work with USTR as they finalize the results achieved in Tokyo." That's not a response. That's a dodge. You can read the entire letter after the jump.

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Nov 2010 @ 4:59pm

    The Sanders/Sherrod letter was obviously written by a third party (JL anyone?) who used Mr. Sanders' counsel to serve as its shill by sending the letter to the USPTO. I would be surprised if Messrs. Sanders and Sherrod even read it for substance.

    Accordingly, Mr. Kappos' response was entirely appropriate.

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