Andrei Iancu

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Andrei Iancu
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Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
Assumed office
February 8, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMichelle K. Lee
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Assumed office
February 8, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMichelle K. Lee
Personal details
Born (1968-04-02) April 2, 1968 (age 51)
Bucharest, Romania[1]
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (BS, MS, JD)

Andrei Iancu (born April 2, 1968, in Bucharest, Romania)[2] is an American-Romanian engineer and intellectual property attorney, currently serving as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).[3] He was nominated for both positions in 2017 by President Donald Trump.[4][5]

Prior to taking the position with the USPTO, Iancu was the managing partner of Irell & Manella.[4] His legal practice focused on intellectual property litigation. He has taught patent law at the University of California, Los Angeles, which is his alma mater. As an attorney, Iancu has appeared in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States International Trade Commission, U.S. district courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He began his career as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.[6][7]

Iancu was nominated by President Trump on August 26, 2017; approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 14, 2017; confirmed by the Senate 94–0 on February 5, 2018; and assumed the offices of Under Secretary and Director on February 8, 2018, when he was sworn in.[8][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brachmann, Steve; Quinn, Gene (October 15, 2017). "Andrei Iancu submits questionnaire to Senate, more info on USPTO Director nominee". IPWatchdog.
  2. ^ Iancu, Andrei (2017). "Questionnaire for Non-Judicial Nominees" (PDF). judiciary.senate.gov. U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Fucito, Paul (February 8, 2018). "Andrei Iancu Begins Role as New Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office". U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Graham, Scott (August 25, 2017). "Irell's Andrei Iancu Is Trump's Choice for PTO Director". The National Law Journal. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ Breland, Ali (August 25, 2017). "Trump nominates Andrei Iancu to be director of patent office". The Hill. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. August 25, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ Greene, Kat (August 25, 2017). "Trump Taps Irell Partner Andrei Iancu To Lead USPTO". Law360. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Wolfe, Jan (February 5, 2018). "Lawyer Andrei Iancu confirmed to lead U.S. patent office". 1450 99.7 WHTC. Reuters. Retrieved February 5, 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Presidential Nomination no. 927, 115th Congress, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. September 5, 2017.
Government offices
Preceded by
Michelle K. Lee
Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
2018–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Michelle K. Lee
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
2018–present
Incumbent