With the election of President Obama for a second term, it is assumed that the Director of the USPTO, David Kappos, may keep his job for another 4 years as well. That is, assuming he wants it.

There’s no doubt that under the leadership of Director Kappos, the USPTO is better run than under the Bush administration. It is the hope of this patent attorney that Director Kappos will continue in his post. The US patent system is currently at a historic and very important transition, as it deals with the implementation of the America Invents Act, signed into law on September 16, 2011. Director Kappos’s stewardship during this transition would be a benefit.