Executive committee

Portrait of Drew Hirshfeld

Drew Hirshfeld

Performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO
Drew Hirshfeld is performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark...
Coke Stewart

Coke Morgan Stewart

Performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO
Coke Morgan Stewart is performing the functions and duties of the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States...
Portrait of Dede Zecher

Cordelia (Dede) Zecher

Acting Chief of Staff
Cordelia (Dede) Zecher is the Acting Chief of Staff for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), supporting the Office of the Under Secretary and the USPTO...
Portrait of Andrew Faile

Andrew I. Faile

Acting Commissioner for Patents
Andrew I. Faile is Acting Commissioner for Patents, where he manages and leads the Patents organization as its chief operating officer. Mr. Faile's permanent role is...
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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...
Mary Critharis

Mary Critharis

Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs
Mary Critharis is the Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the USPTO. In that position, she serves as a policy advisor to the Under Secretary of...
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...
Cara Duckworth

Cara Duckworth

Acting Chief Communications Officer
Cara Duckworth is the Acting Chief Communications Officer of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She is responsible for the development and implementation of...
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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...
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David L. Berdan

General Counsel
As USPTO's General Counsel, David L. Berdan serves as 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...
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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...
Portrait of Gerald 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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Kimberley Alton

Acting Director of Government Affairs and Oversight
Kimberley (Kim) Alton is Acting Director of Government Affairs and Oversight, responsible for monitoring congressional activity and facilitating policy proposals related...