Executive committee

Andrei Iancu

Andrei Iancu

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
In his role as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides...
Official portrait of Laura Peter

Laura A. Peter

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
Laura Peter is the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is the...
Coke Stewart

Coke Morgan Stewart

Acting Chief of Staff
Coke Morgan Stewart is the Acting Chief of Staff for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Senior Policy Advisor. As the Senior Policy Advisor to the...
Drew Hirshfeld

Drew Hirshfeld

Commissioner for Patents
As Commissioner for Patents, Drew Hirshfeld manages and leads the Patent organization as its chief operating officer. He is responsible for managing and directing all...
Portrait of David S. Gooder

David S. Gooder

Commissioner for Trademarks
David S. Gooder is the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Commissioner serves as the primary agency official for...
Shira Perlmutter

Shira Perlmutter

Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs
Shira Perlmutter is the Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the USPTO. In that position, Ms. Perlmutter serves as a policy advisor to the Under...
Frederick Steckler

Frederick Steckler

Chief Administrative Officer
Fred Steckler is the Chief Administrative Officer for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is responsible for the delivery of all administrative service...
Portrait of Peter Krug

Peter Krug

Acting Chief Communications Officer
Peter Krug is the Acting Chief Communications Officer and Senior Legislative Advisor of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He is responsible for the...
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Jay Hoffman

Chief Financial Officer
Jay Hoffman is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As CFO, Mr. Hoffman is the principal advisor to the USPTO...
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Jamie Holcombe

Chief Information Officer
Henry (Jamie) Holcombe is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, he is the principal advisor to the...
Portrait of Nicholas Matich

Nicholas T. Matich

Acting General Counsel and Senior Legal Advisor
As USPTO's Acting General Counsel, Nicholas Matich is the principal legal advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO....
Bismarck Myrick

Bismarck Myrick

Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity
Bismarck Myrick became the Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity (formerly: the Office Civil Rights) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark...
Scott Boalick

Scott R. Boalick

Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Scott R. Boalick is the Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). In this role, he leads the PTAB as it conducts post-grant trials, including inter partes...
Gerard Rogers

Gerard F. Rogers

Chief Administrative Trademark Judge
Gerard Rogers is the Chief Administrative Trademark Judge of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). He was appointed to the position in November 2010 after serving...
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Thomas Krause

Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor
As Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, Thomas Krause leads a team of litigators who defend the Director of the United States Patent and...
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Branden Ritchie

Director of Government Affairs and Oversight
As the Director of Government Affairs and Oversight, Branden Ritchie is responsible for monitoring congressional activity and facilitating policy proposals related to the...