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Mar. 4, 2016

Inventors Digest: One-on-One with USPTO Director Michelle Lee, by Gene Quinn

This post originally appeared in Inventors Digest on March 4, 2016.


This past January, patent attorney and IPWatchdog founder, Gene Quinn, had the opportunity to go on the record with Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Michelle Lee. Topics discussed included the release of the Commerce Department’s White Paper on copyrights, Lee’s recent visit to the Consumer Electronics Show, the power outage that brought down USPTO electronic filing systems in December, the Office’s patent quality initiative and the new patent classification system. The following is an edited version of the interview.