Sen. Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Nominee

Back to the drawing board again for Obama.

Sen. Gregg has withdrawn from the nomination to be the next Secretary of Commerce.  Gregg has cited irresolvable policy differences with the Obama administration.  Specifically, Sen. Gregg cited the stimulus plan and the 2010 census as areas where he and the administration could not agree.

A new PTO director will not be nominated until after a new Secretary of Commerce is confirmed by the Senate.  This means another delay in changes in leadership and potential improvements in the patent system.

Stay tuned . . .

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One Response to “Sen. Gregg Withdraws as Commerce Nominee”

  1. Obama to Nominate Gary Locke for Commerce Secretary « Inventive Step Says:

    [...] to nominate a new Secretary of Commerce, the cabinet post that oversees the PTO:  here, here, and here.  Well, after the failed nominations of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and New Hampshire [...]

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