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US Senate Confirms Iancu As Next Director of USPTO

By a vote of 94-0, the United States Senate on 5 February confirmed California intellectual property litigator Andrei Iancu as next director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property is currently managing partner of Irell & Manella LLP’s Los Angeles firm. The patent and trademark … Read more

 Irell & Manella Partner Andrei Iancu Whitehouse Choice For New Director At U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Law.com has reported that President Trump has announced his intention to nominate Irell & Manella partner Andrei Iancu to be director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Iancu would succeed Michelle Lee, who resigned in June. Joseph Matal is currently leading the office on an interim basis. Law.com reveal… Iancu’s name has been mentioned for months as a possible PTO … Read more