A conversation with director of the U.S. Patent Office

David Brancaccio Apr 15, 2015
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A conversation with director of the U.S. Patent Office

David Brancaccio Apr 15, 2015
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Over at US Patent and Trademarks, they don’t use the word “troll.” This is kind of patent holder who is less interested in using a patent and more interested in holding up other people for licensing money even if they haven’t actually infringed. With the patents and trademarks people celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Patents Act this month, we reached Michelle Lee, the newly confirmed Director. We discussed the her preferred term “abusive litigation,” intellectual property, and how to encourage innovation. 

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