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Does the USPTO issue patents when the government is shut down?


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Enquiring minds want to know.  I just paid my issuance fee.  I'm curious as to what happens next.....

Timing of the Notice of Allowance, Issue Fee Payment, and Patent Issuance - Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)

Patent Office, like the Postal Service, is not furloughed.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/government_programs/july-dec13/shutdown_10-09.html

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