By Dennis Crouch
USPTO Deputy Director Lee has named Russ Slifer as Regional Director of the Denver USPTO. Russ has been a patent attorney since his graduation from NIU Law in 1994 both in private practice and as Chief Patent Counsel for Micron. I have known Russ for a number of years and am confident in his deep understanding of patent practice, excellent management skills, and his willingness to listen to good ideas.
Congratulations to Russ on this transition and to Michelle Lee on continuing to build an impressive leadership team.
The missing link, of course, continues to be the absence of a Congressionally-Approved USPTO Director – now 500-days and counting.
Although already in operation, the Denver Patent Office is set to officially open on June 30, 2014.