Adobe Statement on US Patent and Trademark Office Director Confirmation

by Lisa Lindgren

posted on 02-07-2018

Adobe’s Dana Rao, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Litigation, made the following statement on the confirmation of Andrei Iancu as the next Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office:

“Adobe would like to congratulate Andrei Iancu for being confirmed as the next Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As a technology company, innovation is one of the most critical components of our success, so we are thrilled that the PTO has a permanent director who will help lead the office at this critical time. Adobe is looking forward to working with Mr. Iancu to protect the nation’s inventors, secure trade secrets and promote a culture of innovation.

Adobe would also like to thank Acting PTO Director Joseph Matal for his work over the last six months as well as former director Michelle Lee for her work improving patent quality and transparency while reforming a number of processes at the PTO to make obtaining a patent fairer and more straightforward for innovators.”

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