USPTO Interim Director Teresa Rea To Step Down

Law360, San Francisco (September 12, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT) -- Teresa Stanek Rea, who has served as acting director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since last November, is stepping down from the post, she announced in an email to USPTO employees that was made public Thursday.

Rea, who served as the office's deputy director under David Kappos, ascended to the interim director's post when Kappos left late last year. After less than 10 months at the helm, Rea told colleagues in her email that she has decided to “leave the agency in the near...
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