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Why the patent community welcomes Kappos as USPTO head

Eileen McDermott, New York

Practitioners from across the patent community have cheered US President Barack Obama’s choice for USPTO director, David Kappos of IBM, who was nominated on Thursday

Companies and organisations including GlaxoSmithKline, the Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform, BIO, AIPLA and IPO told Managing IP they back the administration's pick, and believe he is the right person to tackle the challenges facing the Office.

Kappos will...

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