This is an American Intellectual Property Law Ass’n (AIPLA) Action Alert: Help Confirm David Kappos as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

“As an IP professional, you know that we need consistent and stable leadership at the USPTO.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to consider the nomination tomorrow and the entire U.S. Senate will hopefully be voting on David Kappos’ nomination as the next USPTO Director this week, but they may not.  We’re reaching out to you to contact your Senator to urge the Senate to vote THIS WEEK on the nomination before they recess for the summer.

“We’re also using our new grassroots advocacy tool for the first time to reach out to you and ask you to participate in this important appointment process.  We’ll likely come back to you in the near future, when we need your help communicating with Congress on other issues, such as patent reform.  This service, powered by CapWiz [, makes it easy for you to communicate with your representatives in Congress on important issues facing the IP profession.
We urge you to reach out today and voice your support for having the Senate vote THIS WEEK to approve Dave Kappos’ nomination.  The IP system can’t afford to wait another month!”