Amanda F. Myers

Acting Deputy Chief Economist

Amanda F. Myers is the Acting Deputy Chief Economist with the Office of the Chief Economist at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her current projects focus on empirical study of U.S. trademark data and encouraging data-driven policy and program administration. She contributed to 2013 World Intellectual Property Report Brands – Reputation and Image in the Global Marketplace and published journal articles and working papers on the USPTO trademark and assignment data. Before joining USPTO, Amanda worked as an Economist in the United States Treasury Department, holding positions at the United States Mint and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. She holds a M.A. in International Economic Relations from American University and a B.S in International Economics from Texas Christian University.


Selected publications

Graham, S. J.H., Hancock, G., Marco, A., and Myers, A. F. (2013). “The USPTO Trademark Case Files Dataset: Descriptions, Lessons, and Insights.” Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 22(4), 669–705.

Marco, A., Myers, A. F., Graham, S. J.H., D’Agostino, P., and Apple, K. (July 2015). “The USPTO Patent Assignment Dataset: Descriptions and Analysis.” Working Paper No. 2015-2. Available at SSRN: or

Marco, A., Carley, C., Jackson, S., and Myers, A. F. (June 2015). “The USPTO Historical Patent Data Files: Two Centuries of Innovation.” Working Paper No. 2015-1. Available at SSRN: or

Graham, S. J.H., Marco, A., and Myers, A. F. (April 2015). “Monetizing Marks: Insights from the Trademark Assignment Dataset.” Working Paper No. 2014-2. Available at SSRN: or