Director's leadership team

Biographies

Derrick Brent

Derrick Brent

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Serving as the principal advisor to the Director of the USPTO and managing a wide portfolio of programs and operations for one of the largest intellectual property (IP)...
Shirin Bidel-Nayat

Shirin Bidel-Niyat

Chief of Staff
Shirin Bidel-Niyat is the Chief of Staff for the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.
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Cordelia (Dede) Zecher

Chief Advisor

Serving as the Chief Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Jackie Bonilla

Jacqueline (Jackie) Wright Bonilla

Senior Legal Advisor

Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge Jackie Bonilla is serving as Senior Legal Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of...
Hellen Bryan-Johnson

Hellen Bryan-Johnson

Senior Trademark Policy Advisor

Hellen Bryan-Johnson is the Senior Trademark Policy Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States...
Deborah Lashley Johnson

Deborah Lashley-Johnson

Senior Advisor for Policy and International Affairs

Deborah Lashley-Johnson is the Senior Advisor for Policy and International Affairs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director...
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Patricia Mallari

Special Advisor for Patents

Patricia Mallari is the Special Advisor for Patents to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark...
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Ellen McLaren

Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs
Ellen McLaren is the Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), responsible for monitoring congressional...
Peter Menell

Peter S. Menell

Edison Distinguished Scholar and Expert Consultant

Professor Peter S. Menell is an Edison Distinguished Scholar and Expert Consultant at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
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Lena Munasifi

Senior Advisor for Special Projects

Lena Munasifi is a Senior Advisor for Special Projects to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark...
Caren Ulrich Stacy

Caren Ulrich Stacy

Lead Advisor on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Caren Ulrich Stacy is the Lead Advisor on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Polk Wagner

Polk Wagner

Edison Distinguished Scholar and Expert Consultant

Polk Wagner is an Edison Distinguished Scholar and expert Consultant at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.