Friday, October 02, 2009

Sharon Barner of Foley named Deputy Director of USPTO

Sharon R. Barner, who was head of IP at Foley & Lardner (and based in Chicago), has been named Deputy Director of the US patent office.

Coincidentally, it was Barner who announced the move of the previous USPTO director (Jon Dudas) to Foley & Lardner in Washington. Barner: “Jon brings a unique mix of talent and experience leveraging both his distinguished tenure within the federal government and his experience as a litigator established prior to his government service." See

Jon Dudas to Foley & Lardner DC office

See also the IPBiz posts:

Kappos and IBM in May 2009
discussing a panel including Foley & Lardner attorneys Jonathan Spivey, Jon Dudas, Courtenay Brinckerhoff, and Sharon Barner, along with IBM's David Kappos (now USPTO director)

IP-Watch on Obama IP insiders


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