New Confirmation to Drive New Policy?
At long last, the Senate has finally confirmed Kathy Vidal as the new PTO Director….just in time to tender her resignation before the next administration! Ok, maybe not quite that late. But considering it can take close to two years for any Notice and Comment Rulemaking to get through the system, these appointment delays can seriously hamstring a Director’s ability to drive any significant policy change.
So, the new Director needs to hit the ground running. And, as usual, the PTAB offers some early hurdles. Continue Reading Finally, a New PTO Director. Now What?