David Kappos Confirmed as PTO Director

Just minutes ago, the US Senate confirmed David Kappos as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. On behalf of the leadership of AIPLA, I would like to thank you for your efforts to get this done. With only a few days notice, nearly 500 individuals stepped up and urged Senators from at least 40 states to move swiftly; the entire intellectual property system will benefit from this rapid consideration. We know now that Dave Kappos can begin the tough work ahead of him in assuming this new role, and we wish him the best.

Thanks again, and warm regards,


Q. Todd Dickinson
Executive Director
American Intellectual Property Law Association
241 18th Street South, Suite 700 • Arlington, VA 22202
(p) 703.415.0780 • (f) 703.415.0786
tdickinson@aipla.org | http://www.aipla.org

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