Congratulations to the incumbent leader of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office who is expected to conclude her government service by the time of the inauguration of President-Elect Donald J. Trump on January 20, 2017.

The New Administration; the Naples Conference:  Just before the new President takes office, the Naples Patent Roundtable will convene in Naples, Florida, January 14-17.  Back corridor discussions will include the future of the patent system under the new Administration.  Details of the Conference are available at