On June 21, Hirshfeld will leave the USPTO

By Andrew Karpan (June 7, 2022, 8:23 p.m. EDT) – The Commissioner of Patents has set a date when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office lifer plans to leave the office for good – that’s later this month.

Last April, Drew Hirshfeld, whose full title reads acting deputy assistant secretary of commerce for intellectual property and acting deputy director of the USPTO, announced he would be leaving government after serving nearly three decades the low. On Tuesday, he said his last day would be June 21.

“I can’t think of a better place to have had a fulfilling career than at the USPTO,” he wrote in a lengthy statement that…

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