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Bryson has an undergrad degree from Stanford, and a J.D. from Yale Law.
The US Patent Office is within the Department of Commerce.
At the time of Bryson's appointment in 2011, Bryson's background in the business sector was asserted to be favorable for job creation:
"With nearly two decades as a CEO [Edison International] and having served in the leadership of some of America's top companies [director at Boeing and Disney], John Bryson has created jobs and understands what it takes for American businesses to innovate and compete in an increasingly competitive global economy," [Kate] Bedingfield said.
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Bryson was a founder of the NRDC.