For Immediate Release:
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SIIA Welcomes Nomination of Andrei Iancu for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Head
Washington, D.C. (September 6, 2017) – The Software & Information Industry Association, the principal association, today welcomed the nomination of Andrei Iancu to be the next Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
SIIA Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:
“SIIA welcomes and supports the nomination of Andrei Iancu to be the next head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The U.S. intellectual property system is a model for the rest of the world and has long been the foundation of our national achievements in innovation. SIIA supports the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s continuation of the Administration’s efforts to improve patent quality, including through inter partes review of patent grants. A sound patent system is essential to promoting growth and innovation in a 21st Century economy.”
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.