Gene Quinn, the popular “IP Watchdog”, has put out a report on the incumbent Director of the PTO indicating she wishes to stay at the PTO:  He says that Ms. Lee “does not want to step down as Director of the Patent and Trademark Office. She has repeatedly let it be known that she is interested in staying. Whether she refused to resign or revoked her resignation remains unproven at this hour, but the unusually tight-lipped nature of Patent Office and senior Officials raises suspicions. If she has refused to resign or has revoked her letter of resignation and she is not being vetted by the Trump Administration it would seem we are headed for an awkward and potentially embarrassing showdown.”

Details about her popularity vel non within the IP community are detailed in the the Quinn report, available at http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/01/18/michelle-lee-refusing-leave-uspto/id=77287/

Regards,
Hal