Patent Office Funding II

Matthew Buchanan recently reported on the widespread support for the United States Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act of 2004.

It’s very interesting that this bill is enjoying such broad support, considering that it represents a large increase in patent fees. Apparently, the anti-fee diversion provisions and the promises that USPTO will initiate further reforms once diversion ends are so attractive that a significant fee increase has become secondary. (Commenting on the IP Coalition letter (PDF)).

Most patentees spend several thousand dollars on attorney fees but much less on patent office fees. If a modest increase in fees can either 1) increase patent office efficiency or 2) increase patent quality, then most of us will be happy. The patent office has been getting a bad rap lately, perhaps this funding will help turn the tide.

See Part I.

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    It looks to me like the new regulations could be interpreted to require complete safety and efficacy testing for generic copies of approved drugs, and “pioneer” manufacturers obtained court decisions which prevented generic manufacturers from even beginning the clinical trial process while a drug was still under patent. This sort of caution measures would prevent addictive drugs such as Xanax to reach the market and make so many users go into drug and alcoholic treatment centers. Patients addicted to Xanax should never attempt to stop taking them on their own, as withdrawal from these drugs can be problematic, and in the case of Xanax addiction, potentially life-threatening.

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    i read all your article and i see you touched interesting themes like drugs, thats the reason because i want talk today about the VICOPROFEN

    the most important things about vicoprofen

    Vicoprofen, that drug is supplied in a fixed combination tablet form for oral administration. VICOPROFEN combines the opioid analgesic agent, hydrocodone bitartrate, with the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agent, ibuprofen tha means is a semisynthetic and centrally acting opioid analgesic.
    Vicoprofen is a combination of an opioid analgesic (pain reliever related to narcotics, hydrocodone) and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (ibuprofen). Both medications are effective against pain. It is estimated that one tablet of Vicoprofen is as effective as two tablets of Tylenol #3 (acetaminophen 300 mg plus codeine 30 mg). Vicoprofen was approved by the FDA in 1997.
    This medication is used for short-term relief of pain. It is not recommended for such chronic conditions as arthritis.
    This medication is taken by mouth, usually one tablet every 4 to 6 hours as necessary for pain. Dosage should not exceed 5 tablets per day. Treatment is for 10 days or less unless otherwise directed. Follow all instructions exactly to receive good pain relief. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if your pain is not relieved. Take this medication with a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this drug. After a period of time, this medicine may not work as well. If this occurs, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Prolonged or excessive use of this product may cause dependency (or addiction). Do not increase your dosage or use more often than directed.

    In the same calification we can find drugs like

    Hydrocodone is habit forming. It is possible become physically and/or psychologically dependent on the medication. Do not take more than the prescribed amount of medication or take it for longer than is directed by your doctor. Withdrawal effects may occur if hydrocodone and acetaminophen is stopped suddenly after several weeks of continuous use. Your doctor may recommend a gradual reduction in dose.

    Lortab, this is Hydrocodone (related to codeine) is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It relieves pain, the Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
    Together, acetaminophen and hydrocodone are used to relieve moderate-to-severe pain.
    Lortab may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

    or Tylenol #3 to relieve pain, allergies, and cold- and flu- related symptoms. All of the Tylenol brand products contain acetaminophen. Allergy and cold products also contain dextromethorphan, pseudoephedrine, and other nasal decongestants, antihistamines, and expectorants. A class of stronger pain relievers contains codeine.

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