Pinkos leaving USPTO

Stephen Pinkos, deputy undersecretary of the Commerce Department for intellectual property and deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has announced that he will be leaving USPTO at the end of the month.

The secretary of Commerce appointed Pinkos to the position of deputy undersecretary in August 2004. Pinkos has helped develop and articulate administration positions on all patent, copyright and trademark issues, both domestic and foreign. He also has promoted strong intellectual property policy globally, including strategies to thwart the theft of U.S. ntellectual property. As an agency leader, he implemented policies and initiatives that provide innovators with quality and timely patent and trademark examinations.

Before coming to USPTO, Pinkos was staff director for the House Judiciary Committee.

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