Office of the Chief Communications Officer

The Office of the Chief Communications Officer manages the USPTO's public affairs function and coordinates a wide variety of internal and external communications.

Press and media relations

The office facilitates media interviews with senior agency officials and writes and distributes press releases and media advisories. It also ensures broad distribution of up-to-date and accurate information about the USPTO and intellectual property protection by proactively pitching news stories, profiles, and opinion editorial pieces to media outlets throughout the country and through common social media channels.

To receive news and updates by email from the USPTO, visit our Subscription Center.

For all media inquiries, contact the Office of the Chief Communications Officer main phone line at 571-272-8400 or email:

Paul Fucito, Press Secretary

Mandy Kraft, Deputy Press Secretary

Special events

The office produces special events and ceremonies that celebrate milestones and accomplishments at the USPTO.


The office is also responsible for the production of USPTO publications and works closely with the Chief Financial Officer on the annual Performance and Accountability Report.


All requests for photos related to the USPTO are to be referred to press officers.


Under the supervision of the office, The National Inventors Hall of Fame manages the USPTO National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum. Visit the Gallery of Icons and use interactive kiosks to learn about the world's greatest patented innovations and the women and men who invented them. 

The National Inventors Hall of Fame

We work closely with the National Inventors Hall of Fame on a number of educational outreach and inventor recognition programs. These include Camp Invention, the Collegiate Inventors Competition, and the annual induction ceremony. To learn more about these programs visit the National Inventors Hall of Fame website