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What Kappos has planned for you

David Kappos has taken over an IP Office under fire. What will he do to change the way the US IP Office grants intellectual property rights? Eileen McDermott spoke to the new director to find out more

Two years ago, Managing IP considered the state of the USPTO under the leadership of Jon Dudas, who had just announced his plans to promulgate the only full rules package in the Office's history to be challenged in court by users. At that time, patent practitioners were up in arms – frustrated at the lack of IP law credentials of Dudas and his deputy director Margaret Peterlin and angry about what many perceived to be unwillingness on the part of the PTO leadership to listen to applicants' concerns.

Fast forward to 2009 and things at the Office look much different. Former IBM in-house counsel David Kappos was sworn in as the new under secretary of commerce for IP and USPTO director in August this year, a role that gives him great power to change practices at the Office. Just two months into the post, he has already begun to overhaul...

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