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Performance and Accountability Report Fiscal Year 2009
Management's Discussion and Analysis

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Management Responsibilities

Photo showing displays from the National Inventors Hall of Fame which returned to its roots at the USPTO in March.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame returns to its roots at the USPTO in March. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 by the USPTO and the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Association to honor and encourage the men and women responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social, and economic progress possible. Originally housed at the USPTO, the Hall outgrew its location and moved to Akron, Ohio, where it opened to the public in 1995, and where it developed additional programs. The organization’s headquarters remain in Ohio.

USPTO management is responsible for the fair presentation of information contained in the principal financial statements, in conformity with GAAP, the requirements of OMB Circular A-136, and guidance provided by the Department of Commerce. Management is also responsible for the fair presentation of the USPTO’s performance measures in accordance with OMB requirements. The quality of the USPTO’s internal control rests with management, as does the responsibility for identifying and complying with pertinent laws and regulations.

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