The U.S. National Design Policy Initiative will meet on May 26th with Acting Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office John Doll.
The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss possible USPTO "sponsorship" for an American Design Council and the establishment of an Assistant Secretary of Design and Innovation position within Dept. of Commerce.
This is an exciting first step in bringing closer to reality Policy Proposal #1 Formalize an American Design Council to partner with the U.S. Government and Policy Proposal #4 Create an Assistant Secretary for Design and Innovation position within the Department of Commerce to promote design.
Look for the report of the meeting on this website.