Posts Tagged: deputy director


TPAC Discussions Focus on Office Funding, Government Shutdown & Trademark Legislation

The Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) held its first quarterly meeting of 2019 on January 25... Despite the projection that without a long term solution to the government shutdown …

Up close and personal with Russ Slifer

In this final segment we begin talking about something Slifer wanted specifically to address — Tony Scardino being named Acting Deputy Director. We then proceed to some of …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

Addressing potential IPR abuses and hardships on the patent owner

Russ Slifer: "And as you know by statute the Director is tasked with making the institution decision on an IPR but that’s been delegated to the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

An Exclusive Interview with former USPTO Deputy Director Russ Slifer

As you will see from the transcript, nothing was out of bounds, although because of time we didn't get into everything. Slifer did agree to come back …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Russell Slifer Sworn in as New USPTO Deputy Director

Director Lee announced that earlier this morning she swore in Russ Slifer to serve as the new Deputy Director of the USPTO. Slifer had been the Director …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

Michelle Lee on patent quality, IPR and trade agreements

During our interview Lee explains that she is supportive of expanding trade agreements currently under consideration in Congress, that she looks forward to working on patent quality …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 5

Michelle Lee confirmation hearing brings questions on fee shifting, post-grant proceedings

Michelle Lee, the current Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, was once again in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee panel yesterday, answering …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 2

12 Questions the Senate Should Ask Michelle Lee

This will be the first time that Lee has had a confirmation hearing. The timing suggests that the Obama Administration and Senator Reid think that they can …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 26

Another Summer Without a USPTO Director

Back on June 2, 2014, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) wrote to President Obama expressing concern with the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been without …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operations

Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY 2014 to receive nearly 600,000 patent applications, which represents an increase of more than 5% as compared to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 17

PTO Deputy Michelle Lee Says the Patent System Needs Change

If there was a major message to take away from Michelle K. Lee’s speech at Stanford Law School on Friday, June 27, it was that the patent …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 44

Michelle Lee Appointed Deputy Director of the USPTO

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Michelle K. Lee as the next Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and …
By U.S.P.T.O.
7 years ago 0

Acting Director Teresa Rea Leaves the USPTO

Now the wait continues for the announcement of a new Director, which could come at any time. I have been hearing rumors about who it may be, …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 2

Exclusive Interview Part 3: USPTO Deputy Director Terry Rea

We begin by discussing first action allowances and whether they are frowned upon, then discuss the examination process and weave our way to Track 1 and whether you …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 17

Exclusive Interview Part 2: USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Rea

Part 2 of my interview with Deputy Under Secretary Rea picks up with discussion of the America Invents Act. We generally discussed the rulemaking process, the fact that …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 6