Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) today issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Andrei Iancu as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):

“I am pleased the Senate has finally acted on the nomination of Andrei Iancu as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Mr. Iancu is incredibly accomplished in the field of intellectual property law and has been a strong advocate for an effective U.S. patent system throughout his career.

“The USPTO has been a valued partner in the House Judiciary Committee’s efforts to protect American innovation and creativity, which are key to job creation and economic prosperity. I look forward to working with Mr. Iancu to ensure the continued protection of our nation’s intellectual property.”

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