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Kappos shocks IP community, steps down as USPTO director

Eileen McDermott, New York

USPTO director David Kappos will step down from his post in January, as reported first by professor Dennis Crouch of the Patently O blog and confirmed by the USPTO

Kappos was appointed head of the Office in August 2009. He has by many accounts been one of the most successful directors in USPTO history, and most assumed he would stay on once President Barack Obama was re-elected on November...

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