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September 02, 2022 | The American Prospect
Department of CommerceEthics in GovernmentIntellectual PropertyPatent and Trademark OfficeRevolving Door
Trump’s Patent Director Pressured Judges to Rule in His Law Firm’s Favor
There are numerous ways for the Biden administration to implement these safeguards. One option would be to issue a broad executive order that sets a path to restore public trust in the Patent Office. This order would require that the USPTO create a publicly available record of intervention in appeal proceedings by staff other than APJs, and outline new ethics practices that would ensure key USPTO staff recuse themselves from matters involving prior clients or former employers, and refrain from representing clients or working for companies whose cases they decide for at least three years.
January 11, 2022
Executive BranchIntellectual PropertyPatent and Trademark OfficePharmaRevolving Door
The Case For Vaccine Equity
To truly bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic which has ravaged the globe, the Biden administration must embrace a strategy of vaccine equity.
September 15, 2021
CoronavirusDepartment of CommercePatent and Trademark OfficeTechTrade Policy
Do Not Give Gina Raimondo A Promotion
The Commerce Secretary is a dedicated corporate crony. Making her Treasury Secretary would be a catastrophic mistake.
July 16, 2021
Revolver Spotlight: Chris Coons
Rumors that Delaware Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) has had a hand in nominating the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director are extremely worrisome given Coons’ coziness with the Big Pharma industry and willingness to vote against his own party to benefit large corporations. Coons has a long record of proposing and passing legislation (often with far-right Republicans) to benefit Big Pharma companies, at the expense of consumers and small businesses. While harmful to the general public, Coons’ legislation has directly benefited his family’s medical device manufacturer, enriching himself. His record and blatant disregard for consumer welfare should exclude him from any conversations about executive branch personnel.