In an email sent to colleagues today at USPTO (November 26), Director Kappos announced that he will be leaving USPTO at the end of January. He wrote:
“It has been an immense privilege to lead the USPTO, our nation’s innovation agency, over the last three and a half years-and it is with deep gratitude for your dedication and hard work that I write to inform you that I will be leaving the Agency around the end of January 2013.”
Director Kappos has brought extraordinarty depth and intelligence to the USPTO, as well as deep experience in Asia where he worked for two years. He will be missed.