SIIA today welcomed the nomination of Michelle Lee to be the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). SIIA Vice President of Public Policy Mark MacCarthy issued the following statement:
“We are very thankful that the PTO is now likely to get permanent leadership, which is essential to meeting the multitude of challenges facing the business community. Intellectual property issues are increasingly vital to the software and digital content industries, and critical to making certain America continues to be the world’s leading innovator. Lee is a well-regarded IP professional who will bring intelligence and needed leadership to this important role. We look forward to her successful confirmation by the Senate and to working closely with her in her new position.”
Sabrina Eyob is the Public Policy Coordinator at SIIA. Follow the Policy team on Twitter @SIIAPolicy.