Welcome Andrei Iancu, USPTO Director

Without dissent (94-0), the U.S. Senate has confirmed Mr. Andrei Iancu as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property.  In addition to administering the 10,000 person and $2 billion Federal Agency, Iancu will also serve as a primary adviser for the White House on Intellectual Property law issues — both domestic and foreign.

Iancu takes over from Joseph Matal who was instrumental in development and passage of the America Invents Act in his role as General Counsel of the Judiciary Committee under Republican Jeff Sessions.

As a longtime patent attorney and patent litigator, Iancu brings both a wealth of experience and understanding of the system.  I am looking forward to his leadership of the agency! Congratulations and Welcome.


10 thoughts on “Welcome Andrei Iancu, USPTO Director

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    May he have the fortitude to work with congress to reign in the S. Court by enacting legislature overturning the poor jurisprudence on 101.

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      Interesting spelling corrector activity there. In court, does one seek to “reign”?

      Or does one attempt to “rein in” the court?

      Or both at the same time?

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      Rick, if the new Director tries that, he will have my undying enmity. The guy just cannot be that stu…..

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        …because Ned’s true nature is all about the P00R Supreme Court interference and re-writing of the statutory law that is patent law…

        (after all, he is all about the separation of powers, except when a lack thereof suits his personal philosophies )

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      Apologies—this post was meant for the intervenor standing article, where I will repost.

      Anon, it’s brave of you to make claims on the Internet while posting anonymously. Isn’t it the business of any patent lawyer who does defense work to “attack” patents?

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        Translation: “Wah”

        Anonymous and pseudonymous interaction has a long – and respected – tradition in this country, Jony.

        Your attempted slight with “brave” is meaningless.

        As to “any patent lawyer who does defense work,” no, that is simply NOT the same as you setting up a business that attacks patents.

        Do you really need me to hold your hand and explain why?

        (hint: it begins with the fact that you set up a business to profit from the attacking)

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