Interview with Michelle Lee, Director of the US Patent & Trademark Office

Hear Lee’s thoughts on developments in US patent regulation in her exclusive interview with MLex Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent Mike Swift.

During the interview, the USPTO boss hails her office’s appeals record and defends patent quality following recent criticism from the US Government Accountability Office.

“If affirmance rate is any indication of anything, our affirmance by the appeal court has been quite high,” Lee said. “If that’s the ultimate test, I guess we’re doing OK.”

Lee on the rate at which the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

In addition to the interview, this Special Report also includes:

  • a summary of a recent Inter Partes Review
  • a judge’s view of USPTO appeals
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