Big tech pins hopes on Lee, but private practice candidates enter frame for USPTO Director job 27 Apr 17
Since the start of the year there has been much discussion over who might be named the next director of the USPTO, with Obama appointee Michelle Lee holding the fort while candidates are vetted and interviewed. Among those under consideration are ex-Johnson & Johnson IP head Phil Johnson, former chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall Rader and a handful of private practice lawyers.
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