"Lee, a former deputy general counsel and head of patents and patent strategy at Google, had been the acting director of the office. She started with the agency in 2012 as the first director of the patent office's Silicon Valley outpost.Former Google exec Lee confirmed to lead U.S. patent office | Reuters
The agency has been a focus of Congressional efforts at patent reform aimed at curbing patent litigation in federal court.
The patent office has been criticized for approving what some say are weak software related-patents that have formed the bulk of the litigation."
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Former Google exec Lee confirmed to lead U.S. patent office | Reuters