(credit: Irell & Manella)
President Donald Trump has selected Andrei Iascu, the managing partner of a major Los Angeles law firm, to be the next head of the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Iancu has been a partner at Irell & Manella since 2004, and was an associate at the firm for five years earlier.
His most notable work in the tech sector is likely his representation of TiVo Corp. in its long-running patent battles with companies like EchoStar, Motorola, Microsoft, Verizon, and Cisco.

TiVo ultimately succeeded in compelling those defendants to pay up for its pioneering DVR patents, and payments to TiVo ultimately totaled more than $1.6 billion, according to Iascu’s biography page.
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