Anthony P. Scardino
Chief Financial Officer
Anthony P. Scardino is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He serves as principal advisor to the USPTO Director to support and improve the accounting, budgeting, planning, and organizational performance systems of the USPTO. His responsibilities include managing the fiscal operations of the USPTO and providing leadership in areas defined by the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and other legislation designed to improve integrity in federal financial management.
Mr. Scardino comes to the USPTO from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he was most recently the Assistant CFO for Budget. There he oversaw a budget of more than $45 billion and an additional $13.6 billion in Recovery Act funds.
While serving as the Assistant CFO for Budget at HUD for almost four years, Mr. Scardino was a key advisor to the HUD Secretary on all financial matters and acted as a principal liaison official with all oversight entities for HUD. In addition to his regular duties, Mr. Scardino spent most of the last year serving as the Department’s Acting Deputy CFO. In this capacity, he was responsible for the Department’s budget, accounting, financial management, financial systems, financial reporting and appropriations law issues.
Mr. Scardino has a bachelor of art degree in political science from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Master of Public Administration degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Scardino has recently attained his Certified Government Financial Management (CGFM) certification with the Association of Government Accountants and is a recent graduate of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Managers in Government program.
About the USPTO
Since 1790, the basic role of the United States intellectual property system has remained the same: to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries" (Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution). Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a federal agency in the Department of Commerce, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Through the issuance of patents, the USPTO encourages technological advancement by providing incentives to invent, invest in, and disclose new technology worldwide. Through the registration of trademarks, the agency assists businesses in protecting their investments, promoting goods and services, and safeguarding consumers against confusion and deception in the marketplace. By disseminating both patent and trademark information, the USPTO promotes an understanding of intellectual property protection and facilitates the development and sharing of new technologies worldwide.