October 29, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement on the nomination of Kathi Vidal for Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulates Kathi Vidal on her nomination to serve as the next director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Vidal’s distinguished legal expertise in patent litigation, including her work with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), provides her with the experience and perspective to serve as USPTO Director.  

“The USPTO plays a critically important role in supporting America’s inventors, enabling innovation and creativity, and stimulating economic growth. The pandemic has shown that now, more than ever, strong leadership is needed to protect American ingenuity, and the business community looks forward to working with Vidal should her nomination be approved.”