Currently Vacant

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office advises the President, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Administration on intellectual property matters. The Under Secretary directs an office that provides incentives to encourage technological advancement and helps businesses protect their investments, promote their goods and services and safeguard against deception in the marketplace.