Engage with the Director
Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is the principal intellectual property advisor to the President and the Administration, through the Secretary of Commerce, and is focused on incentivizing and protecting U.S. innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. This page shares information on ways to connect with Director Vidal and opportunities to learn about the USPTO's regional offices, outreach efforts, and other important initiatives.
The Office of the Under Secretary and Director (OUS) supports the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. The OUS oversees all the USPTO's business units, the Patent and Trademark Public Advisory Committees, and four regional offices throughout the United States.