Independent inventors watch with amazement as the USPTO shows its true colors. The first thing cancelled by the USPTO? – Yes, the Independent Inventor Conference. http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/events/Alexandria_Main.jsp
Independent inventors know where they stand in the priority of the USPTO, at the back end of the line. There already was little doubtafter the “Fast Track For Fat Cats” program was adopted to let the rich to, literally, jump to the front of the line for processing while independent inventors go to the back of the line for processing.
Now, if IBM wanted a conference by the USPTO, say to Pat Leahy themselves on the back about the A-IBM-A, would they be as quick to cancel? No that was held on time as scheduled. http://www.uspto.gov/news/speeches/2013/rea_AIA_anniv.jsp
Other meetings will be held http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/notices/Madrid_Protocol_Seminar.jsp,
or just pushed back. http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2013/13-28.jsp
Government of the people, by the rich, for the rich. Something got replaced there.