Media Coverage | 01/25/2010

United States Patent and Trademark Office Director Ushers In Change


Michael BrodbineMichael Cushion and Michael Turner discuss the flood of initiatives introduced by the new United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director, David Kappos, in just his first five months after being sworn in on August 13, 2009.

Kappos Introduces Several Initiatives During First Months

In June 2009, President Barack Obama nominated David Kappos, former vice president and assistant general counsel of intellectual property law for International Business Machines Corp., as the new undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Following Senate confirmation, Kappos was sworn in to his post on Aug. 13, 2009, bringing an immediate change in philosophy to an office many perceive as broken…


Original Publication: The National Law Journal January 25th, 2010

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