"I've never seen a letter like this," House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, said. "And my folks have checked. There has never been a letter even with a dozen IGs complaining."
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Mr. Issa said the abuses look bad for an agency facing a backlog of more than 600,000 patent applications.
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