Congress Clears Bill to Allow Borrowing of Trademark Funds for Patent Operations On July 16, the Senate passed H.R. 3114, a bill to allow the Director of the USPTO to borrow funds from trademark operations to support patent related activities. The bill is unchanged from the text passed by the House of Representatives on July 7, thus clearing H.R. 3114 for the White House and signing into law. H.R. 3114 would allow the Director of the USPTO to use up to 0 million in funds collected from...