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Former Patent Office Leader Drew Hirshfeld Joins SLW Law Firm

July 5, 2022, 2:26 PM

Drew Hirshfeld, who performed the role of interim director of the US Patent and Trademark Office for more than a year and oversaw the office’s implementation of new Supreme Court precedent, will be joining the law firm Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner as a principal.

Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner specializes in intellectual property law and is headquartered in Minneapolis.

Hirshfeld, whose last day as acting deputy director of the PTO was June 21, led the office during its response to the Supreme Court’s June 2021 Arthrex decision, which held that PTO administrative patent judges’ decisions must be subject to the agency ...