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Obama Picks IBM Patent Guru to Head USPTO

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In a move that could place a tech industry insider at the helm of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), President Obama plans to nominate David Kappos, vice president of intellectual property law at IBM, as its next director.

Kappos, who also holds the post of assistant general counsel at Big Blue, oversees "all facets of protecting and licensing IBM's intellectual property assets and leading IBM's engagement of intellectual property law policy issues," according to a White House statement...



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