Duck In Water: A Look At Iancu's First Year Atop The USPTO

By Matthew Bultman (April 5, 2019, 9:47 PM EDT) -- When Andrei Iancu speaks in public, he will often weave in stories about historical figures like George Washington or the Wright brothers to make a larger point about the patent system, engaging audiences with a combination of confidence and personality.

Inside the halls of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Iancu has been working feverishly to advance his agenda, pushing revisions to the patent system with a hands-on approach and a willingness to dig deep into specific issues.

Nathan Kelley, who worked alongside Iancu for several months as the USPTO solicitor and deputy general counsel of IP law, said the former...

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