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July 06, 2006
#06-39

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Richard Maulsby
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Media Advisory, 06-39

USPTO Adds Key Member to Management Team

New Head of Congressional Relations Named

Jefferson D. Taylor has joined the Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as director of congressional relations.

"I am happy to welcome Jeff as a member of senior management at USPTO," noted Jon Dudas, under secretary of commerce for intellectual property. "Jeff is a team player who has the experience and leadership skills necessary to help us achieve our goals."

Taylor has over 20 years of experience in congressional relations, including director of communications and chief of congressional affairs for the Department of Commerce's U.S. Census Bureau from 2002-2005. Prior to joining the Census Bureau, he managed governmental affairs for a number of trade associations and corporations including the American General Financial Group, the American Dietetic Association, the Safe Buildings Alliance, and the National Association of Realtors. Taylor also was chief of staff to Representative Tom Davis when Davis was a Fairfax County Supervisor.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of the Antioch School of Law and George Mason University.

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