Interim USPTO Director Revealed After Lee's Departure

Interim USPTO Director Revealed After Lee's Departure


Joseph Matal, an associate solicitor at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has been named as interim director of the office following the departure of Michelle Lee. WIPR reported that former Google lawyer Lee had stepped down from the role.?Matal, who was nominated by Wilbur Ross, US secretary of commerce, will perform the functions and duties of the under secretary of commerce for IP and director of the USPTO during the nomination and confirmation process for a new director. As an associate solicitor, Matal has briefed and argued appeals of patent and trademark decisions before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and US district courts.

Source: WIPR

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