[linux-elitists] USPTO: just send email.

Jay Sulzberger jays@panix.com
Mon Apr 9 14:01:50 PDT 2001

On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Ben Woodard wrote:

> Don, I have a question for you. From the USPS site this doesn't look
> like this is an office that is defined by popularity. Once a person is
> nominated, then they go into a pool for consideration. Then the USPTO
> decides who they appoint to the committee. How is having lots of
> people unknown to the USPTO nominate a person going to swing their
> opinion? My observation about government organizations is that they
> are amazingly conservative and they are going to appoint only those
> people who are going to maintain the status quo.
> I'm not trying to provoke a flame war and I'm not trying to be jaded
> or fatalistic but I wonder how much this will actually accomplish and
> how it will accomplish it? It is not like letters to regulartory
> agencies even get counted and recorded like letters to members of
> congress (which supposedly get indexed and recorded sent to the
> national archives).
> -ben

Letters to regulatory bodies are counted.  Indeed, an effort is made
to distinguish the real from the confected.


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