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Patent office gets permanent chief after 2-year vacancy

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The head of the US Commerce Department Penny Pritzker chose the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) original music, independent films and emerging technologies festival in Austin, Texas on 13 March to swear in the new chief of the US Patents & Trademarks Office (US PTO) Michelle Lee, who was unanimously confirmed to the job five days earlier by the US Senate.




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