Bush Names Dudas To Head USPTO In Recess Appointment

Law360, New York (August 2, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President George W. Bush has announced his intention to appoint Jonathan Dudas under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the Congressional recess.

Dudas, already the acting head of the USPTO, was one of 20 federal appointees designated for a recess appointment, the White House said in a statement on Friday. By making the appointment during the congressional recess, Bush avoids the need for a Senate confirmation.

The 35-year-old Dudas took over the reins at the USPTO...
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