Michelle K. Lee

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Michelle Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Michelle Lee is the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

As the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from March 2015 to June 2017, Michelle K. Lee provided leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world.

Ms. Lee served as a principal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce on both domestic and international intellectual property matters, and provided leadership and oversight of the day-to-day management of the policy, budget, and operations for an agency of almost 12,000 employees. She also promoted innovation domestically and drives international harmonization efforts, in support of the administration’s top economic priorities to increase economic growth.

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Last updated: 2017-06-08 10:31

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