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Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:14 PM

The head of the U.S. patent office has abruptly resigned

Source: Washington Post

America's top patent and trademark official has abruptly resigned from her post.

Michelle Lee, who was director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for more than two years, submitted a letter of resignation Tuesday afternoon.

I am confident that the leadership team in place will serve you well during this transition, Lee wrote in an agencywide memo that was obtained by The Washington Post.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/06/06/the-director-of-the-u-s-patent-office-just-abruptly-resigned/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3ddd90dddb37

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CatWoman Jun 2017 OP
dalton99a Jun 2017 #1
sandensea Jun 2017 #2
babylonsister Jun 2017 #4
Dustlawyer Jun 2017 #8
LisaM Jun 2017 #3
babylonsister Jun 2017 #5
LisaM Jun 2017 #6
CousinIT Jun 2017 #7
Honeycombe8 Jun 2017 #9
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #10
MiniMe Jun 2017 #11

Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:20 PM

1. Good for her.

No point in hanging around and waiting for the ax to fall

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:21 PM

2. Let me guess:

Ivanka wanted to patent the anklet, and was politely refused.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:26 PM

4. Haha! nt

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 08:27 PM

8. +1!!! My first thought!

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:22 PM

3. Yikes!

Actually, turnover is pretty high at that position, and it's a revenue-producing branch of government AFAIK.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:28 PM

5. Surely she jests...

I am confident that the leadership team in place will serve you well during this transition, Lee wrote in an agencywide memo that was obtained by The Washington Post.

Tongue-in-cheek, has to be.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:29 PM

6. Actually, she was doing good work on the patent side

shutting down the patent trolls. The software industry likes her, but I'm sure the patent trolls didn't.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 06:58 PM

7. The patent trolls probably love SHitler though. n/t

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 09:39 PM

9. They're dropping like flies. I wonder who in the W.H. asked her to break the law in some way.

Get out while the gettin's good.

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Tue Jun 6, 2017, 10:10 PM

10. Because smart qualified people have no place in a Trump administration

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Response to CatWoman (Original post)

Wed Jun 7, 2017, 12:43 AM

11. Another job for Jared!

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