23 November 2022FeaturesPatentsMuireann Bolger

USPTO director reviews: Did OpenSky prompt a rethink?

Hard on the heels of Kathi Vidal’s explosive sanctions against OpenSky in October came word that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director would rethink key policies, including the director review process.

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