Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office David Kappos was confirmed on August 7, 2009. A hearing to consider his nomination was held on July 29, 2009. An archived webcast is available. On August 6, 2009, the Judiciary Committee ordered the nomination reported to the Senate for consideration.
- July 16, 2009 - American Intellectual Property Law Association
- July 8, 2009 - Intellectual Property Owners Association
- June 22, 2009 - Henry R. Nothhaft, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tessera