Leadership team for the Office of the Commissioner for Patents

Biographies

Vaishali Udupa

Vaishali Udupa

Commissioner for Patents
Vaishali Udupa is the Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO and serves as the primary agency official for patents, domestically and internationally, and is responsible...
Robert Bahr

Robert W. Bahr

Deputy Commissioner for Patents
Robert Bahr serves as Deputy Commissioner for Patents. Mr. Bahr is an authority on patent laws, rules, and examining practice and procedure, and provides administrative...
Robin Evans

Robin Evans

Deputy Commissioner for Patents
Deputy Commissioner Robin Evans provides executive leadership to quality related offices in charge of training, quality assurance, process improvement, and stakeholder...
Valencia Wallace 2018

Valencia Martin Wallace

Deputy Commissioner for Patents
As Deputy Commissioner for Patents, Ms. Martin Wallace manages and leads the Patents organization’s efforts related to international IP harmonization and provides...
Rick Seidel official USPTO portrait

Richard K. Seidel

Deputy Commissioner for Patents
Deputy Commissioner Seidel began his career at the USPTO as a patent examiner, became a Supervisory Patent Examiner, and was promoted to the Senior Executive Service (SES...
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Irem (Remy) Yucel

Acting Deputy Commissioner for Patents
Remy Yucel serves as the Acting Deputy Commissioner for Patents in the Patents business unit. In this role, Ms. Yucel works with and has oversight over the Office of...