Obama to nominate David Kappos for USPTO directorJune 18, 2009

According to the website of Senator Patrick Leahy, President Obama will nominate David J. Kappos to be the next Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent And Trademark Office. The nomination does not yet appear on the White House's nominations and appointments page (Update: here is the While House press release). Back in May, it was speculated that Mr. Kappos may be selected for the position.

Mr. Kappos served as vice president and general counsel for IBM and is on the board of directors of the AIPLA. Other resources on Mr. Kappos:

HT: 271 Patent Blog.

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