Reposted from the Daily Media Report of the American Iron and Steel Institute as seen in Steel Business Briefing on September 18, 2012
Obama Nominates Kieff To US ITC
President Barack Obama nominated F. Scott Kieff to the six-member US International Trade Commission yesterday. The appointment must first be approved by the Senate.
Kieff is a professor at The George Washington University Law School. He also is a Ray and Louis Knowles Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where he directs the Project on Commercializing Innovation and serves on the Property Rights Task Force.
From 2007 to 2010, Kieff was a member of the Patent Public Advisory Committee of the US Patent and Trademark Office. From 2005 to 2007, he was a mediator in the appellate mediation program of the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Last Tuesday, Meredith Broadbent, a Republican from Virginia, was sworn in as an ITC commissioner. She was nominated by President Obama on November 8, 2011 and confirmed by the Senate on August 2. Her term will expire on June 16, 2017.
The ITC is the final arbiter in US unfair trade cases with the power to either launch or kill duty orders.