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In January, David Kappos stepped down as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a role he has held since his 2009 appointment by President Obama. Kappos’ time as PTO director has been punctuated by many important changes in intellectual property law — from U.S. Supreme Court cases addressing fundamental principles in IP law to the passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the most expansive IP legislation since 1952. Kappos strived to make the PTO more efficient while also improving the quality of patent examination and moving the field of intellectual property forward as a whole. And, as detailed in the PTO’s 2012 Performance and Accountability Report showing that the PTO met or exceeded its strategic goals, it appears that Kappos largely succeeded.

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