USPTO director talks challenges and change at AIPLA conference

Director of the Office of Government Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office addresses the American Intellectual Property Law Association

Sometimes, when we take a long journey, we realize that what we perceive to be the end of our path is really the beginning of a new path. And, according to Dana Collaruli, director of the Office of Government Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), this is exactly where the IP space finds itself right now.

The America Invents Act (AIA) certainly seemed like the end of a journey, but now, less than two years after its passage, the government is back talking about patent reform. Collaruli believes that, after 10 years of near exhaustion, there is still a lot to discuss, as nearly all of the sections of the AIA that dealt with litigation fell out in the legislative process.

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Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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