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November 22, 2004
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Brigid Quinn
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Press Release, 04-32

Senate Confirms Jon Dudas as Head of USPTO

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Jon W. Dudas as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

"I thank President Bush for the confidence he has expressed in me, and I am honored by the U.S. Senate’s confirmation," said Dudas.

Mr. Dudas was nominated by President George W. Bush as Under Secretary and Director in March 2004 and was appointed on July 30, 2004. He served as Acting Under Secretary and Director from January 2004 until assuming his current position. Mr. Dudas was Deputy Under Secretary and Deputy Director from January 2002 until he became the Acting Under Secretary.

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