By Scott A. McKeown
| November 26, 2012
Director Announces January 2013 Departure

Director Announces January 2013 Departure

In an email to USPTO staff Director Kappos announced he will depart the agency in January. Director Kappos' tenure is widely recognized as the "golden age" of USPTO leadership having successfull implemented the massive changes brought about by the America Invents Act, as well as modernizing and updating agency practices. He will be missed.
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