Eugene Quinn has personally investigated the ongoing mystery to discover that now, nearly a full month after Inauguration, the incumbent leader of the Patent Office continues to sign papers as Director that require her signature as Director or Acting Director, yet the Commerce Department refuses to say whether she remains in Office.

Is she or isn’t she? Quinn asks whether “[i]f Michelle Lee remains Director of the USPTO why won’t the USPTO or the Commerce Department simply answer this straight-forward, legitimate question?”

The PDF version of this note includes Mr. Quinn’s latest investigation of the matter.