Winston & Strawn attorney Kathi Vidal would bring experience as a litigator who has represented both sides in patent disputes to the helm of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Under previous administrations the agency was seen as alternately favoring patent owners or accused infringers. Vidal will bring with her the “frustrations of being on both sides of the ‘v’ in litigation,” Baker Botts LLP attorney Sarah Guske said.
“With her experience on both sides, it’s an opportunity for balance,” Guske, who leads Baker Botts’ IP department in San Francisco, said.
Vidal, a West Coast intellectual property litigator, would be ...