Four IP Virtuosos

Michelle K. Lee: Innovation and Global IP Leadership: A Vision for the USPTO

Kenie Ho

©2016. Published in Landslide, Vol. 8, No. , March/April 2016, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

Michelle K. Lee is the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property (IP) and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In those roles, Ms. Lee serves as a principal advisor to the President of the United States, through the Secretary of Commerce, on both domestic and international IP policy matters, and provides leadership and oversight of the day-to-day management of the policy, budget, and operations for over 12,000 USPTO employees.

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