According to a news source, technology industry interests have lauded President Barack Obama’s (D) choice for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director. Former Google Inc. lawyer Michelle Lee, who led USPTO’s Silicon Valley office and has been serving as the agency’s deputy director since January, has been nominated for the position. The Internet Association’s CEO reportedly characterized Lee as “the right person” to lead the agency, while BSA | The Software Alliance’s CEO said that Lee “has been providing strong leadership” in her current role, and “we look forward to working with her as she presses forward with the administration’s important efforts to improve Patent Office operations so we have the right incentives for continued discovery and innovation in software and other fields.” See Corporate Counsel, October 17, 2014.