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Kappos: why he’s leaving USPTO, and what’s left to be done

Eileen McDermott, New York


As David Kappos prepares for his final day at the USPTO this Friday, he spoke with Managing IP about his reasons for leaving, what the US government can do better, and why his team is like “a beautiful painting”

David Kappos has a lot to be proud of at the end of his reign at the USPTO. The backlog of pending patent applications was reduced from 700,000 to just above 600,000 during his term. The agency was ranked number...


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