IP Experts Rally Around Nominee For USPTO Head

Law360, New York (June 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Intellectual property experts are hailing the nomination of David Kappos for the new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, saying the IBM Corp. executive has what it takes to get the struggling agency on the right track.

The Obama administration on Thursday tapped IBM’s vice president and assistant general counsel of IP to head up the USPTO, and if the U.S. Senate confirms him, Kappos could give a much-needed boost to the agency that has been plagued by a growing application backlog and a...
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