USPTO boss Andrei Iancu: in-tray on day one


USPTO boss Andrei Iancu: in-tray on day one

Irell & Manella

Subject matter eligibility, the future of the IPR and fee diversion are among the problems that new USPTO boss Andrei Iancu will need to address in his role, as WIPR reports.

For many observers, it was the first time they had heard him speak publicly since being nominated to his new role.

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on November 29, 2017, all eyes fell on Andrei Iancu, who has been appointed the next director of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Iancu revealed that tackling the issue of subject matter eligibility (section 101) is one area that requires attention. However, section 101 is just one of several problems that Iancu, who will replace Michelle Lee after his nomination was confirmed by the full Senate in February, needs to address on day one.

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