U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Deputy Director Michelle Lee has reported the initiatives that the office has already undertaken or will undertake to support the president’s intention to improve the patent system through executive action. Among them are a new rulemaking requiring  patent applicants to provide patent ownership information that will be made publicly available, the implementation of training for patent examiners to address overly broad patents and increase patent clarity, a “new online toolkit” to help those who receive a patent infringement letter, and expanded public outreach efforts and increased empirical research examining “the interaction of various aspects of our patent system [to] provide insights on how to further reduce unnecessary litigation and improve the quality of patents.” See Direc- tor’s Forum: A Blog from USPTO’s Leadership, February 20, 2014.