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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Names New Director

by | Dec 13, 2013 | Patent | 0 comments

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has appointed a former Google executive as its new Director.  Michelle K. Lee will take over in January 2014 as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) after serving as head of the USPTO’s Silicon Valley satellite office.  Lee replaces former USPTO Director David Kappos, who was a longtime IBM executive prior to his service as Director. 

For the full USPTO press release, click here.