Jacob Y. Choi is the Regional Assistant Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Texas Regional Office. He is responsible for effectively overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Texas Regional Office including providing quality products and services for the Intellectual Property (IP) community and stakeholders through education and outreach in the region; all facility, staffing, infrastructure, and onboarding for all regional office staff and externs; provide leadership and management of all regional office administrative, information technology, and security contract staff as well as Regional Outreach; and provide an organization consistency and coordination across the USPTO by working with business units comprise of Patents, Trademarks, Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB), and Trademark Trial Appeal Board (TTAB).
In his current role, Mr. Choi has spoken at many of the regions IP conferences, universities, technology transfer offices, law schools, and region state bar groups on a variety of IP-related events including South by Southwest (SXSW), The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), Innovate Mississippi’s Accelerate Conference, The Center for American and International Law IP Conference, and others. Mr. Choi received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and has over 20 years of experience at the USPTO.