Director's leadership team

Biographies

Drew Hirshfeld

Drew Hirshfeld

Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Deputy Director of the USPTO
Drew Hirshfeld is acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and acting Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...
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David L. Berdan

General Counsel
As United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) General Counsel, David L. Berdan serves as the principal legal advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for...
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Cordelia (Dede) Zecher

Acting Chief of Staff
Cordelia (Dede) Zecher is the Acting Chief of Staff for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), supporting the Office of the Under Secretary and the USPTO...
Shirin Bidel-Nayat

Shirin Bidel-Niyat

Senior Advisor

Shirin Bidel-Niyat is a Senior Advisor for the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.
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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...
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Linda Horner

Senior Legal Advisor

Administrative Patent Judge Linda Horner is serving as Senior Legal Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.
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...
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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...