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Top U.S. Official Charges United Nations’ WIPO Patent Organization Chief With ‘Serious Violations Of National And International Law’

United Nations WIPO Francis Gurry

United Nations WIPO Francis Gurry

 

The top American official at the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization has accused its Director General, Francis Gurry, of “serious misconduct”  and “violations of national and international law” in connection with a bizarre series of alleged 2008 burglaries of staffers’ offices to obtain samples of their DNA.

The official, James Pooley, is one of Gurry’s four top deputies, and also a highly regarded U.S. patent lawyer, who was nominated for his WIPO job by the Obama Administration in 2009.