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January 19

Michelle Lee's reappointment as USPTO Director in the Trump administration could be announced as early as today. https://t.co/OfawE9zmNK

January 19

No, it was not our source. We have two independent sources. We do acknowledge the IP Watchdog piece in our coverage. https://t.co/VCx4UDMP01

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19 Jan 2017
Michelle Lee set to remain as Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office under the Trump administration

Well-placed sources have told IAM that the USPTO could announce as early as today that Michelle Lee will continue as the agency's director under the Trump administration when the new President takes office following his inauguration tomorrow. If confirmed, the reappointment would not be subject to approval from the Senate. Speculation has mounted in recent weeks...

19 Jan 2017
State-led innovation success story for China is also a warning on trade secrets protection

Last week Chinese media trumpeted an apparent victory for government-led innovation, as a steel firm revealed that it has mastered the process of manufacturing ballpoint pen tips. Largely celebrated in China, the announcement has generated debate over the country’s model of using state-funded entities to encourage technology development in technological fields deemed strategically...

17 Jan 2017
Two big moves announced last week reflect a licensing market on the move

Last week this blog broke the news about two big moves in the patent licensing market. First up we reported that Peter Detkin had become a senior adviser at Sherpa Technology Group the IP consultancy set up by Kevin Rivette and formerly known as 3LP Advisors. We followed that with a story about former Microsoft licensing supremo Nick Psyhogeos striking out on his own with an IP and commercial...

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