From the Alliance

Apr. 5, 2022

Innovation Alliance Statement on Confirmation of Kathi Vidal as USPTO Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Innovation Alliance Executive Director Brian Pomper today released the following statement on the confirmation of Kathi Vidal to be Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):

“The Innovation Alliance applauds the U.S. Senate for voting to confirm Kathi Vidal as the next Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

“As a leading patent attorney and intellectual property expert, Ms. Vidal brings the kind of experience we need at the USPTO. We also believe she has the leadership qualities required to be a successful, even-handed USPTO Director. We are encouraged by her commitment to work with all stakeholders in the patent system to advance U.S. innovation, as well as her commitment to examine ‘potential abuses of the IPR process’ and to work with Congress to assess ‘whether further reform is necessary.’

“We look forward to working with her to ensure our nation’s patent system continues to serve as a driving force for our economy, supporting American innovation, job creation and global competitiveness.”



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