Insiders Press Kappos For Silicon Valley USPTO Post

Law360 (April 14, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property insiders in Silicon Valley gathered Thursday to hear U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director David J. Kappos weigh in on his plans for modernizing and streamlining the patent protection process, including the potential for opening a satellite office in the technology stronghold.

Attendees at the town hall event — which was closed to members of the press — included IP attorneys; politicians; and industry representatives from Silicon Valley, which is responsible for 12 percent of all patents granted to American inventors and is in a strong position to be granted a regional patent outpost as the USPTO looks to...

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