David Kappos joins Cravath

The former head of the USPTO goes into private practice

David Kappos, the celebrated former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), has joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore as partner.

The Obama administration appointee announced in November 2012 that he would be stepping down as the head of the PTO in January. “I believe we have made great progress in reducing the patent backlog, increasing operational efficiency, and exerting leadership in IP policy domestically and internationally,” Kappos said in a statement at the time of his announcement.


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