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Who will lead the USPTO out of the sequestration crisis?

Alli Pyrah, New York


Following acting USPTO director Teresa Stanek Rea's announcement of her resignation on Thursday, key figures in the patent industry stressed the urgent need for the Office to recruit a permanent leader

The Office now lacks a director and will soon also lack a deputy director. It is also facing budget sequestration, a form of across-the-board cuts to government services imposed by Congress after the breakdown of negotiations with the Obama administration. Under sequestration, the...


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