Former USPTO acting director heads back to Crowell & Moring

Teresa Stanek Rea served as the acting director of the USPTO for nearly ten months

Teresa Stanek Rea served as the acting director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for nearly ten months, during which time she saw more work than ever with patent trolls on the rise and the job of implementing the America Invents Act (AIA), including introducing new post-grant review methods into the fold.

But now, her time with the USPTO has ended with her resignation on Nov. 21, and Rea’s next step looks to be a jump back into the world of private practice.

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