Office of the Chief Information Officer


The chief information officer (CIO) is the principal advisor to the under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the application and transformation of information technology (IT) for the USPTO’s business. The CIO also serves as the USPTO's chief privacy officer. As an advisor, the CIO:

  • Develops and implements strategic and operational IT plans and operating budgets
  • Leads the transformation of IT at the USPTO, developing next-generation technology and tools for the patent and trademark systems while maintaining the agency’s legacy systems
  • Operates the USPTO's computer facilities, equipment, and telecommunications network
  • Develops, maintains, and disseminates patent and trademark information to the public
  • Serves as the USPTO's senior information resources management (IRM) official
  • Provides technical direction for the re-engineering of USPTO's business processes
  • Provides administrative policy direction to the organizational elements reporting to the CIO.

The Office of the CIO consists of the following offices:

Deputy Chief Information Officer

The Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) provides day-to-day management and oversight of a workforce spanning application and system development, quality assurance...

Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) leverages a multifaceted cybersecurity strategy to protect intellectual property (IP) and the systems that support our innovation ecosystem.

End User Services Office

The End User Services Office delivers advanced technological support to the USPTO and its customers with a focus on service excellence...

Resource Management Office

The Resource Management Office is the new department name for the Office of Program Administration Organization