February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global voice for the technology sector's leading companies, issued the following statement today from President and CEO Dean Garfield on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Michelle Lee, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Patent Office.

“The committee’s endorsement moves us one step closer to having an experienced leader fully at the helm of the U.S. Patent Office, and we urge the Senate to quickly approve Michelle Lee’s nomination. This is a key agency that plays a critical role in advancing innovation because intellectual property is the foundation for the new products and cutting-edge technologies that are growing our economy and transforming our world.” 

About ITI. The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the global voice of the tech sector. As the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies, ITI navigates the relationships between policymakers, companies, and non-governmental organizations, providing creative solutions that advance the development and use of technology around the world. Visit www.itic.org to learn more. Follow us on Twitter for the latest ITI news @ITI_TechTweets.

Public Policy Tags: Intellectual Property