A To-Do List For New USPTO Director Kathi Vidal

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Ian Blum was quoted in Law 360 discussing the new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Kathi Vidal. After a 15-month vacancy in the post, Vidal will have a 30-month term to tackle the Office's mounting issues. Ian shared that Vidal's first-hand knowledge of how patent eligibility disputes play out in litigation gives her a unique perspective on how the USPTO should issue guidance. "We as attorneys need a lot of clarification on how the patent office is going to be handling 101 issues," he said. "It'll be interesting to see what she will bring to the table as a litigator."

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