From the Alliance

Feb. 5, 2018

Innovation Alliance Statement on Confirmation of Andrei Iancu as Director of the USPTO

WASHINGTON – Innovation Alliance Executive Director Brian Pomper today issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s 94-0 vote to confirm vote to confirm Andrei Iancu as the next Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):

“We congratulate Mr. Iancu on his successful confirmation as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. As a nationally recognized and respected intellectual property law expert, Director Iancu has a clear understanding of the importance of strong patent rights and a strong U.S. patent system to American innovation, job creation and competitiveness. We look forward to working with Director Iancu to help the U.S. reassert its position as a global leader in innovation.”


The Innovation Alliance represents innovators, patent owners and stakeholders from a diverse range of industries that believe in the critical importance of maintaining a strong patent system that supports innovative enterprises of all sizes. Innovation Alliance members can be found in large and small communities across the country, helping to fuel the innovation pipeline and drive the 21st century economy. Learn more at

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