USPTO Official Tapped As Office's Acting Policy Chief

Law360 (October 19, 2020, 9:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced Monday its deputy chief policy officer and senior counsel Mary Critharis will serve as the office's acting policy chief officer and director of international affairs.

Critharis is being tapped for the position to replace Shira Perlmutter, who left the position last month after 12 years when she was appointed to lead the U.S. Copyright Office.

The USPTO said Critharis will serve in the role as a policy adviser to the undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property while also overseeing the agency's domestic and international intellectual property policy activities and other duties.

Critharis has worked...

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