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[121 STAT. 1888]
[121 STAT. 1888]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1888

35 USC 41 note.

PUBLIC LAW 110–161—DEC. 26, 2007

fiscal year 2008, should the total amount of offsetting fee collections be less than $1,915,500,000, this amount shall be reduced accordingly: Provided further, That any amount received in excess of $1,915,500,000 in fiscal year 2008, in an amount up to $100,000,000, shall remain available until expended: Provided further, That not less than 1,020 full-time equivalents, 1,082 positions and $214,150,000 shall be for the examination of trademark applications; and not less than 8,522 full-time equivalents, 9,000 positions and $1,701,402,000 shall be for the examination and searching of patent applications: Provided further, That not less than $16,015,000 shall be for training of personnel: Provided further, That $1,000,000 may be transferred to ‘‘Departmental Management’’, ‘‘Salaries and Expenses’’ for activities associated with the National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council: Provided further, That any deviation from the full-time equivalent, position, and funding designations set forth in the preceding provisos shall be subject to the procedures set forth in section 505 of this Act: Provided further, That from amounts provided herein, not to exceed $1,000 shall be made available in fiscal year 2008 for official reception and representation expenses: Provided further, That in fiscal year 2008, from the amounts made available for ‘‘Salaries and Expenses’’ for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the amounts necessary to pay: (1) the difference between the percentage of basic pay contributed by the PTO and employees under section 8334(a) of title 5, United States Code, and the normal cost percentage (as defined by section 8331(17) of that title) of basic pay, of employees subject to subchapter III of chapter 83 of that title; and (2) the present value of the otherwise unfunded accruing costs, as determined by the Office of Personnel Management, of post-retirement life insurance and post-retirement health benefits coverage for all PTO employees, shall be transferred to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, the Employees Life Insurance Fund, and the Employees Health Benefits Fund, as appropriate, and shall be available for the authorized purposes of those accounts: Provided further, That sections 801, 802, and 803 of division B, Public Law 108–447 shall remain in effect during fiscal year 2008: Provided further, That the Director may reduce patent filing fees payable in 2008 for documents filed electronically consistent with Federal regulation. NATIONAL INSTITUTE

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For necessary expenses of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $440,517,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $6,580,000 may be transferred to the ‘‘Working Capital Fund’’: Provided, That not to exceed $5,000 shall be for official reception and representation expenses. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

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For necessary expenses of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $89,640,000, to remain available until expended. In addition, for necessary expenses of the Technology Innovation Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $65,200,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That

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