Regional office director biographies

Learn more about the directors of our regional offices.

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Wayne Stacy

Director of the Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office
As the Regional Director of the USPTO’s Silicon Valley Regional Office, Wayne Stacy carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for...
Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

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

Hope Shimabuku

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