There has been a flurry of pronouncements by economists and think tanks that the recession is over for the Tech Sector. After a year of being down by 8.6%, Forrester is calling for a growth of 6.8%. A welcome relief to many in the patent space as well. Our own informal pool via conversations with a few Class 705 examiners in the US indicates that their level of activity has picked up as well. Hopefully the other technologies will follow suit.