USPTO's Second-In-Command To Leave Post

Law360, New York (July 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's second-in-command, Margaret J.A. Peterlin, has announced that she will leave her post in order to pursue a career in the private sector.

Peterlin joined the USPTO just over a year ago as deputy undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the agency. She announced Tuesday that she plans to sign off in August.

Although Peterlin does not know where she will go when she leaves the agency, “she's not ruling anything out at this point,” said Jennifer...
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