From the Alliance

Oct. 26, 2021

Innovation Alliance Statement on Nomination of Kathi Vidal to be USPTO Director

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

“The Innovation Alliance congratulates Kathi Vidal on her nomination to be Director of the USPTO. Ms. Vidal’s private sector work in patent law, particularly in the area of high-tech, and her efforts to promote gender and racial diversity in the legal profession are both notable and welcome. We look forward to learning more about her experience and views as she moves through the confirmation process.

“It is critical that we have strong leadership in place at the Patent Office to help ensure our patent system continues to serve as a driving force for our economy, supporting American innovation, job creation and competitiveness.”



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