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Andrei Iancu to Be Nominated USPTO Director

Andrei Iancu, managing partner at law firm Irell & Manella, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. President Trump also intends to nominate Iancu as undersecretary for intellectual property at the Commerce Department. Iancu previously advised plaintiffs and defendants from various …

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Report: Michelle Lee Steps Down as USPTO Director

Michelle Lee has resigned from her role as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after a five-year career at the agency, Reuters reported Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama nominated Lee for the USPTO leadership position in 2014 and the Senate confirmed her nomination in March 2015. Lee previously held the roles of interim …

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Russell Slifer Named Commerce Deputy Undersecretary for Intellectual Property; Penny Pritzker Comments

Russell Slifer, formerly director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Rocky Mountain regional office in Denver, has been named the Commerce Department’s deputy undersecretary for intellectual property and USPTO deputy director. He most recently served as USPTO’s primary liaison with the innovation community in the Rocky Mountain region and …

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Senate Confirms Michelle Lee as USPTO Chief

Michelle Lee, formerly deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has been confirmed as head of the agency, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Jordain Carney and Mario Trujillo write a Senate voice vote sealed the nomination of Lee, who will also serve as undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property. …

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