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FOIA News: Suspicious FOIA delay at USPTO

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Citing 'unusual circumstances' PTO delays responding to FOIA request on status of Michelle Lee

Gene Quinn, IP Watchdog, Feb. 24, 2017

On January 26, 2017, attorney Gary Shuster filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (FOIA Request No. F-17-00099) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The request was rather simple.  Generally speaking, Shuster was looking for information on the status of Michelle Lee.  More specifically, Shuster wanted information on who might be Director or Acting Director of the USPTO.

As you might guess, the USPTO continues to refuse to answer any questions — or FOIA requests — about Michelle Lee or whoever is currently running the Office.

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