Fundamentally reformed USPTO operations
NEW YORK - Thursday, February 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]
Led in passage and implementation of major legislative reform to U.S. patent system
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is pleased to announce that David J. Kappos, former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has joined the Firm as a partner.
Mr. Kappos is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property, including the development of global intellectual property norms, laws and practices. In 2009, he was appointed Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the USPTO by President Barack Obama, and this appointment was confirmed by the United States Senate. As Director of the USPTO, he was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through patent reform legislation signed by the President in
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