Steve Koziol

Managing Regional Assistant Director for the Silicon Valley Regional Office

Mr. Koziol serves as the Managing Regional Assistant Director for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Silicon Valley Regional Office. In this role, he leads the coordination of stakeholder outreach efforts at the Silicon Valley Regional Office, ensuring the equitable distribution of USPTO services and resources across the western region. 

Mr. Koziol has served the USPTO for nearly 15 years, starting as a patent examiner and working through various management roles as a supervisory patent examiner at headquarters, the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, and the Silicon Valley Regional Office. 

While at the USPTO, Mr. Koziol has led or contributed to numerous projects impacting patent operations, including the AIA Post Grant Outcomes program, AIA First Inventor to File implementation, AIPLA Partnering in Patents, and patent operations cost and fee modeling. As a supervisory patent examiner, he has managed teams of patent examiners in the computer graphics and digital imaging fields. He has received two distinct Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Awards.

Mr. Koziol received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University.