Director Vidal 2022
The Senate Judiciary vetted USPTO Director Nominee Kathy Vidal earlier this month. Not surprisingly, the hearing was fairly uneventful (even for uber-geeks, like myself). With a confirmation vote looming, some final written materials have been submitted by Ms. Vidal that are similarly generic in espousing any particular viewpoint that could be labeled as “pro-patent” or “anti-patent.” That said, reading the tea-leaves, there are some PTAB developments that seem inevitable for 2022 given the current landscape.
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