Regional office director biographies

Learn more about the directors of our regional offices.

Chris Shipp

Christopher Shipp

Executive Advisor for the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office
Christopher Shipp is currently acting as the Executive Advisor for the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), carrying out the strategic...
Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the...
Portrait of midwest regional director Damien Porcari

Damian Porcari

Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since September 2018, Damian Porcari carries out the strategic...
Hope Shimabuku

Hope Shimabuku

Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Hope Shimabuku carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of...
Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty

Eastern Regional Outreach Director
As the Eastern Regional Outreach Director for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Elizabeth Dougherty carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary...