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  • IP lawyer who represented TiVo is Trumpís pick as USPTO chief

    Posted on ARSTechnica, by Joe Mullin
    "President Donald Trump has selected Andrei Iancu, the managing partner of a major Los Angeles law firm, to be the next head of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

    Iancu has been a partner at Irell & Manella since 2004 and was an associate at the firm for five years earlier.

    His most notable work in the tech sector is likely his representation of TiVo Corp. in its long-running patent battles with companies like EchoStar, Motorola, Microsoft, Verizon, and Cisco. TiVo ultimately succeeded in compelling those defendants to pay up..." [read more at www.arstechnica.com]