Former Patents Commissioner To Advise USPTO

Law360, New York (July 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has hauled in a former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent commissioner to bolster the management structure at the agency and help phase in a new USPTO director.

Nicholas P. Godici, who once served as the agency’s commissioner for patents and has been working as an executive adviser with Virginia-based intellectual property firm Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch LLP, on Tuesday was tapped to be a special consultant to the USPTO. He will serve in this post for up to...
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