“Michelle Lee Must Go:  James Edwards, writing on the country’s most popular patent blog, says that “Michelle Lee’s track record at the PTO doesn’t align with strong, inherent property rights. It indicates that she lacks an understanding and appreciation for the right to the labor of one’s mind, the legitimacy of and right to license or sell or trade a patent, the fact our Constitution stipulates IP as an exclusive right, and the role IP plays in commercializing an invention such as being an intangible asset that adds to a young company’s economic value.”

Friendlier to Patent Infringers:  The article concludes by saying that “[i]n fact, Lee’s PTO has arguably become friendlier to patent infringers than to inventors.”

To do justice to the Edwards piece, the entire effort must be read, as included in the pdf version of this note.