Michelle Lee, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO, posted an interesting article Moving Forward yesterday. What do I expect based on what I have read? Someone like David Kappos, smart, driven, and 110% committed to improve our U.S. patent system. At the same time, Ms. Lee's plan to address patent litigation abuse per the White House plan appears to expand the USPTO's mission beyond its normal bounds, i.e., unless we are talking about strengthening PTAB to help it efficiently invalidate or narrow improperly issued patents.
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