Jon Dudas today became acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Dudas takes the post under the succession provisions of the 1999 American Inventors Protection Act. For the two years prior to assuming the role of Acting Under Secretary and Director, Dudas was Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of USPTO. He succeeds former Under Secretary and Director James E. Rogan, who will return to California.
For more information on Acting Under Secretary Dudas go to: http://www.uspto.gov/web/menu/comm.html.
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