Today President Obama announced his nomination for Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, David Kappos. David presently serves as Vice President and Assistant General for Intellectual Property at IBM. In his role at IBM David was one of the early proponents of Peer-to-Patent and directed IBM in providing both financial and technical assistance in the development of the Peer-to-Patent website and platform.
To his colleagues David is known as a tireless worker and one of the brightest thinkers in the country in the area of intellectual property law. He will bring years of experience and understanding to this new position as well as an eye for introducing positive innovation within the USPTO.