WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President Tom Quaadman issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Kathi Vidal to serve as Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulates Kathi Vidal on her Senate confirmation as the next director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Vidal’s distinguished record in patent litigation, including her work with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), is evidence of the experience and perspective that is indispensable and invaluable in a USPTO Director.
“The USPTO plays a critically vital role in supporting America’s inventors, enabling investment in innovation and creativity, and stimulating economic growth. The pandemic has shown that invention and creativity are more essential than ever to health, prosperity, opportunity, and equality. The business community looks forward to working with Director Vidal in her new role as the steward of American ingenuity.”