Sidney Rosenzweig is serving as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In his position, he counsels the USPTO’s Director on a wide variety of policy matters.
Mr. Rosenzweig joins the USPTO on detail from the Office of the General Counsel at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). As an Acting Assistant General Counsel at the ITC, Mr. Rosenzweig briefs and argues, and supervises the briefing and argument of, ITC appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ordinarily involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, or unfair competition. At the ITC, he also provides extensive counseling to the Commissioners on complex questions of intellectual property, international trade, administrative law, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. He also assisted the ITC with two investigative reports on the effects on the U.S. economy from intellectual property infringement and indigenous innovation policies in China.
Before joining the ITC, Mr. Rosenzweig was a law professor at Hofstra University School of Law, teaching courses on civil procedure, intellectual property, and law in cyberspace. Prior to teaching, Mr. Rosenzweig was a law clerk for Judge A. Raymond Randolph on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and he practiced law in Washington, D.C., at the Jenner & Block and Arnold & Porter law firms. Mr. Rosenzweig received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Brown University.