USPTO Deputy Director Returns To Foley & Lardner

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 12:50 PM EST) -- The former deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejoined Foley & Lardner LLP as a partner in the firm's Chicago office.

Sharon Barner has come back to the firm she first joined in 1996 after stints as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for intellectual property and deputy director at the USPTO, the firm said in announcing her return on Tuesday.

"Sharon’s diverse experience at the USPTO, including her international work and her hands on role with the Board of Patent Appeals and...
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