Michelle Lee

D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Tech 2015


FedScoop has once again sought to recognize 50 women whose vibrant energy, determination and imagination are making a monumental difference in the federal government IT community, and whose impact is being felt across America.

Pritzker swears in patent director, names chief data officer


Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker swore in Michelle Lee, the first woman director of the Patent and Trademark Office in the agency's 225-year history.

Michelle Lee confirmed to take the helm of the patent office


The USPTO's deputy director underwent two confirmation hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee before she was confirmed.

Patent office’s Lee clears Senate committee


The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved Michelle Lee's nomination to serve as the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Amid ‘trolls’ and backlog, USPTO unveils patent quality initiative


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office debuted a new effort Wednesday to focus on bolstering the quality of patents it issues. As part of the Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative, the patent office plans to hold a summit in March at its Northern Virginia headquarters.

Patent office’s Lee: New post, big data will target patent quality


Patent office chief Michelle Lee unveiled a spate of efforts to improve patent quality, including the creation of a new executive-level position, during a public appearance Thursday.