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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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USPTO’s Bill Brantley Unveils Beta Version of Open Data Portal

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has launched a beta version of its open data portal that  works to provide a platform to access patent data and drive collaboration between application developers. Bill Brantley, USPTO Global Intellectual Property Academy training administrator, writes in a post published Wednesday on DigitalGov the portal features patent and trademark …

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Study Finds Regulatory Budget Unaffected by Sequestration

George Washington University and Washington University in St. Louis have jointly released a new study that shows the federal government’s regulatory spending remains intact despite the across-the-board budget cuts, FedScoop reported Wednesday. Cory Bennett writes the report analyzed the spending habits of 75 departments and agencies since 1960 and found …

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NSF Alexandria HQ Move Planned for 2017

The General Services Administration has signed a 15-year lease for a new headquarters in Alexandria, Va. for the National Science Foundation, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. Rebecca Cooper writes the 660,848 square-foot site at 2500 Eisenhower Ave. is close to the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station and the U.S. Patent …

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Patent Office To Operate In Four Timezones By 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will open three new offices in Dallas, Denver, and San Jose, the Washington Post reports. All three offices should be operational by September 2014 and a new hub in Detroit will open July 13, according to the report. According to Timothy R. Smith’s report, …

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IBM Releases Telework Study

The IBM Center for the Business of Government recently released a study highlighting the progresses of government agencies’ implementation of telework opportunities. Following the passage of  “The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010,” the report examines the four agencies that have most successfully implemented telework programs and offers recommendations to federal …

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