Executive committee

Portrait of Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Kathi Vidal

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Kathi Vidal serves as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – America’s...
Drew Hirshfeld

Drew Hirshfeld

Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Deputy Director of the USPTO
Drew Hirshfeld is acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and acting Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...
Portrait of Cordelia 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...
Andy 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...
Portrait of David S. Gooder

David S. Gooder

Commissioner for Trademarks
David S. Gooder is the Commissioner for Trademarks at the USPTO and serves as the primary agency official for trademarks, domestically and internationally, and is...
Portrait of 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...
Portrait 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
The acting Chief Communications Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic communications for the USPTO in coordination with the U.S...
Portrait of Jay Hoffman

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...
Jamie Holcombe portrait

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 David Berdan

David L. Berdan

General Counsel
As United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) General Counsel, David L. Berdan serves as the principal legal advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for...
Portrait of 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
The Chief Judge leads the PTAB as it conducts post-grant trials and as it hears appeals from adverse examiner decisions in patent applications and reexamination...
Gerard Rogers

Gerard F. Rogers

Chief Administrative Trademark Judge
The TTAB Chief Judge reports directly to the Office of the Under Secretary and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for all ongoing operations of the TTAB, as well...
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Ellen McLaren

Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs
Ellen McLaren is the Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), responsible for monitoring congressional...