February 5, 2018

U.S. Chamber Statement on Iancu Confirmation as Director of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


GIPC President and CEO David Hirschmann released the following statement today in response to the Senate’s confirmation of Andrei Iancu to be the next Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):

“A stable, predictable, and strong intellectual property framework fosters a healthy environment for innovation and creativity. The Chamber looks forward to working with Director Iancu to preserve American inventors’ right to deliver and benefit from the breakthroughs they make across a variety of sectors. We stand ready to assist Director Iancu in his efforts to help spur the American innovative spirit.”

The Chamber’s Global Innovation Policy Center is working around the world to champion innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards that create jobs, save lives, advance global economic and cultural prosperity, and generate breakthrough solutions to global challenges.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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