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Michelle Lee, the director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, has resigned, IP Watchdog reports. It adds that she submitted a letter of resignation with apparently immediate effect.

In a note to her staff, Lee wrote that "[i]t has been a tremendous honor to serve our country for the past several years."

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