Mary E. Rasenberger & Eleanor M. Lackman Interview Shira Perlmutter

In the current issue of the ABA IP section’s magazine Landslide, CDAS partners Eleanor M. Lackman and Mary E. Rasenberger interview Shira Perlmutter, the Administrator for Policy and External Affairs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In the interview, Ms. Perlmutter discusses her background, responsibilities, areas of focus in her new position, key programs such as the Global Intellectual Property Academy, and issues and policy the USPTO is both guiding and adapting to (such as IP global trade policy, agreements such as The America Invents Act, the Beijing Treaty, and others). Ms. Perlmutter speaks to her goals over the next few years as USPTO keeps pace with new technology, the evolution of new business models and related changes in law and its interpretation.