U.S. Patent Commissioner To Step Down In March

Law360, New York (January 9, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Nicholas P. Godici, Commissioner for Patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will retire from the USPTO when his term expires this spring.

Godici, whose five-year term expires on March 29, is the top management official of the USPTO’s patent operations.

As Commissioner, he is responsible for all aspects of the patent granting process for the United States and manages over 5000 employees and an annual budget of over $700 million. He was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to this position on March 29,...
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