Susan Braden Appointed to USPTO Patent Public Advisory Committee

Susan G. Braden, former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, has been appointed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Public Advisory Committee. In June, Judge Braden was selected to serve as a dispute settlement panelist pursuant to Chapter 31 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.  

The Public Advisory Committees for the USPTO were created through the Patent and Trademark Office Efficiency Act statute in the American Inventors Protection Act of 1999 to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO on the management of patent and trademark operations. The Public Advisory Committees review the policies, goals, performance, budget, and user fees of the patent and trademark operations, respectively, and advise the Director on these matters.  

In addition to serving as former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, Judge Braden has also served on the Judges Special Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and as President of the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court. 

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