President Trump has already named Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce-designate and on November 30, 2016, named Todd Rickets as his Deputy Secretary of Commerce-designate.

Going down to the next level, there has been no public report as to who the President-elect will name to succeed Michelle K. Lee as Deputy Under Secretary to head the Patent Office.

Ms. Lee to Remain at the PTO?   There is no credible report so far that the incumbent will be asked to stay on to continue in her leadership position at the Patent Office.