Director's leadership team

Biographies

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-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.

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).

Charesse Evans

Senior Advisor

Ms. Evans is a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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...

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...

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...

Parikha Mehta

Special Advisor

Ms. Mehta is a Special Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Claudia Murguia

Special Advisor

Ms. Murguia is a Special Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office...

Sidney A. Rosenzweig

Senior Policy Advisor

Mr. Rosenzweig joins the USPTO on detail from the Office of the General Counsel at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).

Kristen Schepel

Climate Innovation Advisor

Ms. Schepel is a detailee serving as the Climate Innovation Advisor from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Major Kayley Squire

Senior Military Advisor

Major Squire is an Air Force airfield operations officer with more than 12 years of military service in various leadership roles stateside and overseas, including a three...