April 26th, 2017
For some time, there has been a growing consensus that the incumbent Under Secretary of Commerce in charge of the PTO would be leaving her Agency.
The latest indication pointing in this direction is provided today by Politico (as per the Political article included as part of the pdf version of this note).
On to the OSTP: Politico suggests that PTO Director Lee may be headed to lead the Office of Science & Technology Policy.
Ms. Lee in Any Event is Said to be Slated to Leave the PTO: Politico confirms that the Administration is actively looking for a new head of the PTO. It reports that Secretary of Commerce “Wilbur Ross *** has been interviewing replacement candidates to head USPTO.”
Unconfirmed Rumors: The writer has no personal knowledge whether the information in Politico is correct or, if correct, will lead to the matriculation of Ms. Lee out of the PTO.