House Joins Senate in Allowing PTO to Borrow Trademark Funds for Patent Activities On June 25, the Senate passed S. 1358, a bill to allow the Director of the USPTO to borrow funds from trademark operations to support patent related activities. Tonight the House of Representatives passed a similar bill, H.R. 3114, which like the Senate bill was introduced and passed the same day. H.R. 3114 would allow the Director of the USPTO to use funds collected from trademark user fees to support patent...