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 Brian Hanlon (acting), Robin Evans, Daniel Ryman (acting), Richard Seidel and Remy Yucel (acting).

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