Commenting for Bloomberg Law on the confirmation of Kathi Vidal to serve as the next Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and concerns about abuse of the PTAB system, including accusations that OpenSky tried to sabotage the validity review and that VLSI breached confidentiality agreements, Washington, DC principal Nick Match said, “It’s very important because it goes to the integrity of the board’s proceedings. It’s an important issue facing the office so I think it’s something Ms. Vidal is going to want to deal with one way or another.” Read the article here.


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