USPTO Director Lee resigns

Michelle Lee, the head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office resigned on June 6, 2017, apparently effective the same day. Michelle Lee was a favorite of large technology companies, many of which lobbied to keep her in place during a Trump administration....

Who is running the USPTO?

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there has been confusion about who is running the USPTO.  The USPTO’s site says it is Michelle Lee, but the Department of Commerce’s site (which is in charge of the USPTO) says the position is vacant. Because of a...

A brief post about USPTO events

The United States Patent and Trademark Office regularly holds events targeted all the various stakeholders it serves — inventors, startups, big companies, attorneys, trademark owners, etc.  The events are all listed on the USPTO website,...