Office of the Commissioner for Patents


The Patents business unit at the USPTO examines applications and grants patents on inventions when applicants are entitled to them; it publishes and disseminates patent information; records assignments of patents; maintains search files of U.S. and foreign patents. Patents is led by Commissioner for Patents Vaishali Udupa and Deputy Commissioners Charles Kim, Robin Evans, Valencia Martin Wallace, Richard Seidel and Jerry Lorengo.

Patents Organizational Structure    
Patents dashboard – view current Patents data and metrics    
The Patents leadership team oversees the offices and functions listed below: