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Dec112013

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Michelle K. Lee as the next Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Lee currently serves as the Director of the USPTO’s Silicon Valley satellite office and will begin her new role at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA, on January...

Dec042013

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the October 2013 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services data. U.S. exports of goods and services reached an all-time monthly high of $192.7 billion, up from $189.3 billion in September, with record petroleum exports. The trade deficit improved to $40.6 billion from $43.0 billion in September.

Nov142013

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today outlined a bold new policy agenda for the Department of Commerce, centered on U.S. trade and investment, innovation, and data. This “Open for Business” agenda reflects the department’s role as the voice of business, and the Obama administration’s focus on economic growth and job creation.

Nov052013

Commerce today unveiled “The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University: Higher Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Focus,” a report that shows how universities across the country are supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in order to strengthen the regional economy, create jobs and keep America competitive.

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