Bush Taps Dudas To Head USPTO

Law360, New York (March 19, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a widely expected move, U.S. President George W. Bush has decided to nominate Jon Dudas, the acting head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, to take over as the permanent director of the agency.

The 35-year-old Dudas took over the reins at the USPTO in January following his predecessor’s decision to resign to pursue opportunities in the private sector and write his autobiography.

Dudas, who was formerly the deputy director of the agency, currently serves as Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property...
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