Gerald J. Mossinghoff of Oblon, Spivak Named to Patent Public Advisory Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2005
Alexandria, Va. – Gerald J. Mossinghoff, senior counsel to Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., has been named again to the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) by U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez. Mossinghoff will serve an additional three-year term on the Statutory Advisory Committee, which was created by the 1999 American Inventors Protection Act to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the agency's operations, including its goals, performance, budget and user fees.
Mossinghoff is a former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks and former president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
Assisting clients for more than 35 years, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., in Alexandria, Va., is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services, including litigation matters in all courts. The firm also continues to have a significant trademark, copyright and patent interference practice.