Statement by Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans on President's Intent to Nominate Jon Dudas as Under Secretary for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

March 17, 2004
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"I am delighted that President Bush has expressed his intent to nominate Jon Dudas as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Jon for the past two years. During that time, he has done an outstanding job as deputy director of the USPTO and has demonstrated a commitment to a quality driven, highly productive, cost-effective organization. Jon's work at the USPTO and his experience in intellectual property in the private sector and on the Hill make him the ideal candidate to carry forward the administration's commitment to economic growth by producing the most timely and reliable intellectual property protection for American innovators."