PTO Acquires New Second In Command

Law360, New York (May 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- There is a new deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office—Margaret J.A. Peterlin.

Peterlin was appointed to the position last month. She comes to the PTO after serving as the Legal Policy and National Security Advisor for Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

"Margaret is a tremendous asset to the USPTO,” said Jon Dudas, under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the PTO. “With...
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