Senate confirms former Google attorney Michelle Lee as patent office director
The US Senate has confirmed Michelle Lee as director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, filling a role that’s been vacant for over two years. Lee has effectively been serving as the USPTO’s acting director for half of that time, but she wasn’t nominated for the position proper until last October. Before then, she had been working in the USPTO’s Silicon Valley branch, which she came to by way of Google, where she’d spent nearly a decade as an attorney and head of patents. Lee also has a background in electrical engineering and computer science, holding degrees in both from MIT. Lee’s confirmation makes her the the first woman to run the USPTO.
Though Lee’s confirmation as director seemingly won’t have a major change on the agency —…
Source:: The Verge