Friday is Dave Kappos’ last day as Under Secretary of Commerce. Undoubtedly, his tenure has been the most productive period of the Agency in over a century and downstream will be favorably compared to the periods when the Agency was headed by Commissioner Fisher (who spearheaded the 1870 patent law and had other remarkable achievements) and Commissioner Simonds (who made important advances in the early 1890’s and introduced the first patent course at what became part of George Washington University Law School).
Saturday, First Day for Acting Under Secretary Teresa Stanek Rea. She commences her first day of leadership of the Office this Saturday by taking an early morning flight to Tampa to spend several hours meeting with overseas Patent Office leaders as part of the AIPLA Midwinter Meeting.
I have met Secretary Rea and she is very knowledgeable and capable. I wish her all the best in the post.
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