Johnson to Lead U.S. Patent Office? Person Credited with Killing Patent Reform? One and the Same

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) picked up the news that Philip Johnson, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Johnson & Johnson corporation, is slated to become the next head of the U.S. Patent Office. Unfortunately for those who believe patent reform is necessary to the Open Knowledge Movement, Johnson’s history does not bode well.

Alex Fink

Editor & Host at The OKCast
In addition to hosting the OKCast, I am a Ph.D. student in Youth Studies at the University of Minnesota. I study methods of making research to document injustice and resistance available to young people to create social change. My particular focus is on the political economy and ecology of data, including data collection, data use, data access/sharing, data economics, and the ideologies surrounding it.

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