January 26, 2021, Kristen Ruisi was quoted in IPWatchdog on the ideal profile of the next director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The following is an excerpt:
The ideal candidate to run the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) would be someone that has at least 20 years of patent and trademark experience, had a leadership role in a public facing organization, and also has government experience. The next director of the USPTO should be someone that can quickly implement systems and policy change based off of newly enacted legislation. I would also like to have a director that is committed to protecting the integrity of the trademark system, preventing improper activities, such as false use claims, and suspicious and fake specimens, and overall is focused on improving the functioning and uniformity of the USPTO.
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