Pharma IP in view as new USPTO director Kathi Vidal wins Senate confirmation
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a new Senate-confirmed director who may take a crack at pharma patents, as the spotlight has centered on them throughout the pandemic.
President Biden’s nominee Kathi Vidal, confirmed via voice vote on Tuesday night, will take the reins of USPTO’s 13,000+ employees and its nearly $4 billion budget, after she served as managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s Silicon Valley office, after serving for more than 25 years as an IP litigator in private practice.
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