White House poised to name patent reform opponent as new head of Patent Office

The Obama Administration is set to appoint Phil Johnson, a pharmaceutical industry executive, as the next Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to sources. The move is likely to anger patent reform advocates given Johnson’s past efforts to block legislation aimed at reining in patent trolls, and in light of his positions that appear to contradict the White House’s professed goal of fixing the patent system.

Just another case of the US Gov and Whitehouse saying one thing and doing the opposite.

Link (Gigaom)

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