Kappos Stepping Down as Director of the USPTO

by Brian Fletcher on November 26, 2012

Today, David J. Kappos,the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that he would be leaving the agency around the end of January 2013. Kappos thanked the agency’s employees and expressed that it has been an immense privilege to lead the USPTO over the last three and a half years.  During much of this time he was involved with advocating for and implementing the America Invents Act, a law that  represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952.  We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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