Heidi Nebel Meets with Biden Harris Transition Team for Department of CommerceDecember 2, 2020

Heidi S. Nebel, Managing Member of McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC (MVS), and recently elected Board of Directors Member for AUTM, is meeting with the Biden Harris transition team that oversees the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  The transition team includes a review committee for the Department of Commerce and has reached out to AUTM for input.  The committee is headed by Colleen Chien.

Chien served in the Obama White House from 2013 to 2015, as Senior Advisor on Intellectual Property and Innovation, and is known for her research and publications on domestic and international patent law and policy issues.

Chien will look at USPTO operations to report to the new administration on issues facing the patent office, regulations, staffing needs, and/or industry trends affecting the agency.

By engaging with AUTM, University technology transfer is being acknowledged as a large stakeholder at the USPTO, and will be providing key insights and recommendations on policy considerations.

“I am honored to be a part of the conversation that will shape USPTO policy for the incoming administration”, Heidi commented.

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