PUBLIC LAW 99-607—NOV. 6, 1986
100 STAT. 3471
aggregate do not exceed fluctuations during the previous three years in the Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Secretary of Labor. The Commissioner also may not establish additional fees under such section during such fiscal years. (b) PATENT FEES.—The Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks may not, during fiscal years 1986, 1987, and 1988, increase fees established under section 41(d) of title 35, United States Code, except for purposes of making adjustments which in the aggregate do not exceed fluctuations during the previous 3 years in the Consumer Price Index, as determined by the Secretary of Labor. The Commissioner also may not establish additional fees under such section during such fiscal years. (c) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—The Secretary of Commerce shall, on the day on which the President submits the annual budget to the Congress, provide to the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives— (1) a list of patent and trademark fee collections by the Patent and Trademark Office during the preceding fiscal year; (2) a list of activities of the Patent and Trademark Office during the preceding fiscal year which were supported by patent fee expenditures, trademark fee expenditures, and appropriations; (3) budget plans for significant programs, projects, and activities of the Office, including out-year funding estimates; (4) any proposed disposition of surplus fees by the Office; and (5) such other information as the committees consider necessary. SEC. 4. FEES FOR USE OF SEARCH ROOMS AND LIBRARIES PROHIBITED.
The Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks may not impose a fee for use of public patent or trademark search rooms and libraries. The costs of such rooms and libraries shall come from amounts appropriated by Congress. SEC. 5. CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT AND LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF FEE REVENUES FOR PROPOSED PURCHASE OF AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS. (a) FUNDING OF AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING RESOURCES.—
(1) ALLOCATIONS.—Of amounts available to the Patent and Trademark Office for automatic data processing resources for fiscal years 1987 and 1988, not more than 30 percent of such amounts in each such fiscal year may be from fees collected under section 31 of the Trademark Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1113) and section 41 of title 35, United States Code. The Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks shall notify the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives of any proposed reprogrammings which would increase or decrease the amount of appropriations expended for automatic data processing resources. (2) USE OF REVENUES BY PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE.—
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Act and section 42(c) of title 35, United States Code, the Patent and Trademark Office is authorized to use appropriated or apportioned fee revenues for any of its operations or activities. (b) REPORT BY COMMISSIONER ON IMPLEMENTATION AUTOMATION
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