• USPTO Director, Michelle Lee, Proposes New Set of Rules to Identify the True Patent Owner
  • June 30, 2014
  • Law Firm: Staas Halsey LLP - Washington Office
  • The new de facto United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") director is proposing a new set of rules that would enhance the transparency of patent ownership. The proposal was published in the Federal Register and appeared to be complex, but the general idea is that the information regarding the owner of patents and applications should be available to the public; some rights holders have been hiding their true identities.