USPTO: Hard at Hardly Working

Wow. The U.S. Office of Inspector General just released a report detailing extensive fraud among patent examiners who were allegedly working from home. The report is detailed here: https://www.oig.doc.gov/Pages/Analysis_of_Patent_Examiners_Time_and_Attendance.aspx The office discovered that for a 15-month period, there were 288,000 hours of time billed to the government that were not…