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Deputy Director Laura Peter speaks with Silicon Valley Regional Director John Cabeca.


John Cabeca, a 30+ year USPTO veteran, is still landing exciting new job opportunities here.


All of the things he loves most about the agency will continue of course: engaging his passion for public service and intellectual property (IP) advocacy; working alongside talented, hard-working USPTO employees; and stakeholder outreach to the IP community. But this time, all of that will be on a global scale: he’s transitioning from his current role as USPTO Silicon Valley Regional Director in San Jose, California into a diplomatic post as the IP Attaché for South Asia based out of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.

In our latest Director’s Forum blog, USPTO Deputy Director Laura Peter talks with John about the vital role that the Silicon Valley Regional Office plays within the western region’s IP ecosystem, and what key traits are needed to succeed as a USPTO regional director. [Here’s a hint: thinking outside of the box and being a relentless advocate for USPTO’s IP stakeholders are two of them.] Read the full blog post.