A Look At Some Potential Picks For USPTO Director

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 7:55 PM EDT) -- Following last month's resignation of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee, the Trump administration is in the midst of a search for a new leader for the office. Here's a look at some of the possible candidates and what attorneys say they would bring to the table.

Philip Johnson

Johnson, who retired earlier this year from his job as senior vice president for intellectual property policy and strategy at Johnson & Johnson, was reportedly interviewed for the job by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross a few months ago and has some ardent fans among attorneys.

"He'd be awesome," said William...

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